First Pilot scale test at MYTILINEOS for production of slag and cast iron

After months of delay due to COVID-19, finally the first pilot scale test at the industrial complex of Aluminium of Greece at Agios Nikolaos, Viotia was done. Bauxite residue was mixed with lime to produce iron and slag. The iron can be used as cast-iron and […]

Exploitation of the ENSUREAL results

Within the ENSUREAL project, several locations for a full-size alumina plant are being considered. One of these is Mo Industrial Park, one of Norway’s largest industrial parks, situated in the town of Mo i Rana. The site is attractive because of: The nearby presence of an […]

Precipitation of alumina hydroxide

After leaching of the slag in the ENSUREAL process, aluminium hydroxide is precipitated through bubbling of CO2 through the solution. At NTUA in Athens and NTNU in Trondheim, the groups are working on the precipitation stage of the process. The efficiency of the precipitation is tested as […]

Induction furnace experiments at NTNU

Jafar Safarian, James Mwase and Adamantia Lazou working in the lab. First picture of them weighing the raw materials. They are mixing bauxite residue and quick lime. The goal is to produce slag that can be leached at NTUA. The second picture is Jafar checking the […]

4th project meeting completed

ENSUREAL‘s 4th project meeting was held at the Norway House in Brussels, on the 1st and 2nd of October, 2019.

CaO presented ENSUREAL at Balkan clean energy

The technical director of CaO Hellas, Mr. Dimitriadis, presented ENSUREAL at the Balkan clean energy transition international conference and fair. A major topic of the presentation was focused on the project’s efforts in developing sustainable, environmental friendly technologies.  

ENSUREAL presented at Indo-European Meet

On the 18, 19 and 20 September 2019, ENSUREAL, together with the SCALE and RemovAl projects, was presented at the Partnership Instrument EU-REI  event “Indo-European Meet on Resource Efficiency in the Aluminium Industry with a Focus on Effective Utilization of Red Mud (Bauxite Residue)”. After a […]

Dr. James Mwase joined ENSUREAL project

James Mwase, PhD in chemical engineering, joined the NTNU team of ENSUREAL. As a postdoctoral fellow on the project he will primarily investigate the precipitation of alumina from alkaline leach solutions as part of the Pedersen process, trying to identify the optimal process conditions to produce […]

Third progress meeting held in Poland

ENSUREAL‘s consortium reconvened in Poland, on the 19th and the 20th of March 2019, for the third progress meeting. The meeting, hosted by Odlewnie at the Polish Foundry of Starachowice, focused on the progress achieved in the last few months in the various work-packages, as well […]