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The Team, as specified elsewhere, commissioned to support the development and maintenance of this Web Site, is completely dependent on external sources for funding. All costs are covered by individual’s sponsoring and institutions. Therefore, all donations are greatly appreciated.

In case you work in a project with Red Mud you can become a “Partner”. If you share the goals of the site you can become a “Supporter”. In both cases, it is free of charge. For more information on how to become a Partner or a Supporter please contact us.





Laboratory of Metalurgy Patras Greece

Laboratory of Metallurgy (MetLab), since its foundation in 1967, contributes on the development or the evolution of industrial processes, such as the development of the OBM-LNi process with which 85.000 tones/y of the FeNi 20% are produced, the study and modeling of the ERF-LNi process for the production of raw FeNi, the development of the Fluidized Bed CVD process for the production of high quality protective coatings, the development of granulation and sintering processes for industrial by-products utilization and a process for the simultaneous production of Al-cement and special ferroalloys from metallurgical residues and the production of ultra clean steels by means of fine bubbling porous plugs. Most of the research in MetLab has found industrial application especially in the field of steel and ferro-nickel production as well as in the utilization of by-products such as flying ash, metallurgical dust and sludge. MetLab demonstrates significant activities in the field of by-products exploitation and Environment protection. Within these frames, collaborations exist with the largest companies of the field of materials in Greece and Europe wide, such as the Greek P.P.C, the cement industries TITAN, AGET HERACLES, the metallurgical industries LARCO, Aluminium de Grece, Lurgi GmbH, Georgsmarienhuette GmbH, the ceramic industry PanKeram, etc. (more)




University of Patras


The university of Patras since its foundation in 1964 has been committed to pioneering teaching and research. Built in a beautiful campus, it offers a true academic environment, making studies in it a true academic experience. The University plays a co-ordinating role in developmental initiatives for the benefit of the Region of Western Greece, communicating the constantly generated scientific knowledge and know-how to industry. On the international scene the University is very active, participating in a large number of European and international Educational and research programmes and consortia and in all major academic associations. Its forefront scientific research has been recognized internationally. (more)



Aluminium de Grece

Aluminium de Grece S.A.I.C. was founded in 1960, in order to take advantage of Greece’s important bauxite deposits for the production of alumina and aluminium. The Company established its plant at Agios Nikolaos in Beotia, on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth. The site combines proximity to the large bauxite deposits of Beotia and Phokida and sea transportation facilities, with unobtrusive integration into the surrounding area. The annual production capacity of this industrial complex is : 750,000 tonnes of alumina and 160,000 tonnes of aluminium. 1,250 people from all over Greece are directly employed by the plant. Since 2005 is member of MYTILINEOS Group. The Company has been listed on the Athens Stock Exchange since 1973. The Company’s holdings are as follows: 99.99% of the Delphi-Distomon mining company.

Aluminium de Grece has been the driving force behind the development of the aluminium processing sector in Greece. This sector employs, both directly and indirectly, around 40,000 people, processes in excess of 250,000 tonnes of aluminium annually, and turns over more than Euro 2 billion, which represents 1.7% of GNP. (more)



The International Commitee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium (ICSOBA)

The International Committee for study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium (ICSOBA), was formed in 1963 in Zagreb (Yugoslavia), and during the past 45 years it has become a famous International organization. The main objective of starting ICSOBA is to promote the exchange of ideas and results of the work from different fields of research related to bauxite exploration and exploitation, and alumina and aluminium production. During 1963 to 2009, about 17 symposiums, 10 congresses of ICSOBA were organized in different parts of the world and a TRAVAUX volume of the conference proceedings was published. (more)