high-purity alumina

Altech Raises A$1.85 MM in Share Purchase Plan and Placement

Altech Raises A$1.85 MM in Share Purchase Plan and Placement

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced Monday that its recent Share Purchase Plan (SPP) and concurrent placement raised A$1.85 million (US$1.39 million), placing shares in the hands of dozens of new professional and sophisticated investors. According to the company, Altech issued shares...


Altech Secures State Approval to Operate Kaolinite Mine At Meckering

Perth’s Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced yesterday that Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum has approved the mining proposal and mine closure plan for the firm’s planned mining of a kaolinite deposit near Meckering. According to the firm, this approval represents the clearance of a major hurdle along the path to opening the mine that […]

Orbite Closing In on High-Purity Alumina Production Rate of One Metric Ton Per Day

Montreal cleantech company Orbite Technologies Inc. yesterday announced further progress in its quest to develop a commercially-viable process for producing high-purity alumina (HPA). Orbite has furthered its eponymous process by ramping up the temperature of the calcination section. The firm installed fluoronation bed material shortly afterwards. Aluminum chloride hexahydrate (ACH) crystals were next injected into […]

Altech Inks Deal with M+W Group to Build High-Purity Alumina Plant in Malaysia

Australia’s Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced yesterday that it has negotiated a fixed-price EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) deal with German contractor M+W Group to build a high-purity alumina plant in Malaysia. Touting the advantages of the fixed-price nature of the contract, which include de-risking completion risk and project operability risk, Altech elaborated on the nature […]

Altech Chemicals Offers Update to High-Purity Alumina Project

Australia’s Altech Chemicals Ltd announced an update on the due diligence activities surrounding funding of its high-purity alumina (HPA) project. According to the update, the independent reviews and pilot plant test work associated with the project are approaching completion. The firm has been working with German KfW IPEX-Bank on structuring financing for the project. Altech […]

Quebec Firm Announces Progress on Pollution-Free Alumina Extraction Process

Montreal cleantech company Orbite Technologies Inc. announced progress in the development of a new alumina extraction process. The eponymous process has been developed as a pollution-free alternative to the nearly ubiquitous Bayer Process and uses hydrochloric acid that is entirely recovered at the end of the process instead of sodium hydroxide (a/k/a lye or caustic […]