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RUSAL produces first output of scandium oxide

Urals Al smelter

The new product output commenced at the Urals aluminium smelter (“UAZ”) after the installation and launch of the pilot unit for the processing of scandium concentrate into scandium oxide. Experts at RUSAL Engineering and Technology Centre earlier developed the unique ...

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Major tailings dam failure in China’s Henan Province


A pond dam collapsed on August 8, 2016, releasing 2 million cubic meters of red mud. So sad…again… Read more here http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2016/08/16/major-tailings-dam-failure-in-china-s-henan-province/

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How many alumina refineries are out there?


In case you asked yourself how many alumina refineries exist worldwide, here is a list that can be your starting point https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_alumina_refineries Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Qld_Alumina_Refinery_QAL_2008.jpg

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Orbite Receives Notice of Allowance for first Red Mud Monetization Patent


The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) has issued a notice of allowance for patent application No. 2,857,574, pertaining to “Processes for Treating Red Mud”. The Orbite process claims to be able to utilize red mud as a feedstock, extracting all ...

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Yes we can!

Metal casting

See the video from the iron and mineral wool production and get informed about our upcoming proposal!   [jwplayer mediaid=”621″]  

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The European Training Network for Zero-Waste Valorisation of Bauxite Residue (Red Mud) has been approved by the European Commission

European Training Network for Zero-Waste Valorisation of Bauxite Residue (Red Mud)

Dear all, you might have seen already that we used as the banner for the bauxite residue conference http://conference2015.redmud.org/ a plant growing from dry bauxite residue. We believed in the beauty of this vision and we have been trying to make ...

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Senior Scientist – Sustainable Product and Process Development for Alcoa, PA

Alcoa posted few days ago on a new job that some of us may find interesting as work on bauxite residue seems to be part of the tasks. Here is some information, for the full description please see here https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/20745192?trk=jserp_job_details_text ...

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UC RUSAL launches pilot unit at Urals aluminium smelter for the production of scandium concentrate


21.08.2014. UC RUSAL has launched a pilot unit at the Urals aluminium smelter (“UAZ”) to produce primary scandium concentrate using red mud for the production of alloys. The new unit is capable of producing 2.5 tonnes per year of primary ...

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BRAVO – Bauxite Residue and Aluminium Valorisation Operations

BRAVO is a European Innovation Partnerships (EIP) Commitment, that is, is a joint undertaking by several partners, who commit to activities aimed at achieving the EIP’s objectives between 2014 and 2020. The ultimate aim of the EIP on Raw Materials is ...

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Postdoc position on red mud research at the University of Guelph

Dear red mud interested readers,   there is  a post-doc position at the University of Guelph, Canada, in the group of Prof. Marcel Schlaf. Read below!   “We are looking for a post-doc to work on our ongoing project on ...

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