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Rio Tinto Teams Up With Canadian Clean Tech Firm Geomega On Bauxite Residue Recycling Technology

Rio Tinto Teams Up With Canadian Clean Tech Firm Geomega On Bauxite Residue Recycling Technology

Canadian clean technology firm Geomega Resources Inc. subsidiary Innord Inc. and Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group are partnering to develop a new method for handling bauxite ore residue (“red mud”) to bring to market recoverable iron compounds found within it. Per...

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Hindalco Inks Agreement To Supply Red Mud To Indian Cement Firm UltraTech

Indian aluminium smelter Hindalco and India’s biggest cement and concrete firm UltraTech Cement Ltd. have entered into an agreement for Hindalco to supply 1.2 million metric tons of red mud to UltraTech’s 14 plants across India. Per the firm, red mud is rich in alumina, silica, and alkali, making it well suited to use in […]

Rusal Processed And Sold 50 Percent Of Smelters’ Waste Over The Past Decade

Russian aluminium behemoth U.C. Rusal said yesterday that it has processed and sold approximately half of the waste product generated by its various smelters over the past decade, along with processing about a tenth of the red and nepheline mud at its alumina refineries over that same time period. According to the firm, it has […]

Hindalco Halts Operations At Jharkand Alumina Refinery After Red Mud Release

The collapse of a red-mud storage area and resulting injuries prompted Hindalco Industries to suspend operations at an alumina plant in Northeast India. Per the firm, the collapse injured four workers, while a fifth contract employee disappeared and is still missing. “There was an incident in the red mud (bauxite residue) storage area connected to […]

Australian Red Mud Management Technology Receives Major Funding Boost

A project to convert red mud waste created by refining alumina by the University of Queensland Sustainable Minerals Institute received significant financial backing earlier this week, as the project announce the accumulation of almost A$500,000 to pursue its research. Though details of the research are scarce, the project, headed up by Dr. Tuan Nguyen, is […]

Australian Group Develops Economical Red Mud Treatment Process

An Australian firm announced earlier this week that it has developed what it believes is the first known financially and environmentally viable and sustainable red mud waste management process. Perth’s Earth Sustaining Sciences says its Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor process (SABR) is capable of treating the caustic by-product of alumina refining, reducing its pH from a […]