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Norsk Hydro Launches Collaboration With University of São Paulo On Sustainable Uses For Red Mud

Norsk Hydro Launches Collaboration With University of São Paulo On Sustainable Uses For Red Mud

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA signed an agreement last week with the University of São Paulo on a BRL2.2 million (US$41.4 million) project to find more sustainable uses for red mud in the construction industry. The research will be carried out...

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Researchers Develop Method for Extracting Valuable Material from Red Mud

One of the biggest challenges faced by the aluminium industry is disposing of “red mud,” the caustic leftover material produced when aluminium is extracted from bauxite. However, researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) are working to develop a commercially-viable method for harvesting marketable metals from the substance. “We’re trying to help the environment by getting […]

Red mud – addressing the problem

A major challenge going forward is to reconcile man’s activities on earth with the key pillars of environmental stewardship, sustainability and safeguarding life forms. This applies not least in the manufacturing industries and one example from the global aluminium sector is the issue of bauxite residue – otherwise termed red mud. The vast majority of […]