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The 37th Conference and Exhibition ICSOBA 2019 will take place between 16 - 20 September 2019 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia - International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium

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ESR9 Wenzhong Zhang Successfully Defended His Doctoral Dissertation

Wenzhong Zhang

  On 23rd November, 2018, Wenzhong Zhang successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in chemistry at the University of Helsinki. The title of the dissertation is “Metal(IV) Phosphate Based Functional Materials For Selectively Harvesting Rare-Earth Elements From  Bauxite Residue”. Professor Freddy Kleitz, University of Vienna, served as the opponent, and Professor Gareth Law as the custos. The press release from the ...

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Second Life: Jamaican Bricks

Second Life - Jamaican Bricks

There are many ways that we can use bauxite residue to make new products. In previous posts we have talked about the possibility to use it to improve cements [1]. Also, we can make novel low-carbon building materials:  inorganic polymers [2]. For today we are going to see a successful story that brought value to redmud: Jamaican bricks! WHY JAMAICA? ...

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A success story based on red mud


We proudly present to you #MSCA ITN fellow of the week Andrei Goronovski, part of the international research project REDMUD, in the science and technology of recycling waste. Red mud, or better bauxite residue – is a major source of critical raw materials which can be recycled and used for clean technologies in the future. To assess and research the ...

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EU H2020 MSCA ETN REDMUD receives prize again!


The presentation: ‘Alternative Binder Formation and Iron Extraction From Chemically and Thermally Modified Bauxite Residue’ by EU ETN REDMUD researcher Tobias Hertel, was awarded the prize for the best oral presentation at the EUROMAT 2017 (organized by the Federation of European Material Societies), Thessaloniki, 17-22 September in the Area H: Raw Materials.

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Best Bauxite Residue Paper Award goes for ETN REDMUD


‘Best Bauxite Residue Paper Award’ at the 35th International ICSOBA 2017 Conference goes to ETN REDMUD paper “High Temperature Processing Options for the Valorisation of Bauxite Residue toward New Materials” by Tobias Hertel, Bart Blanpain and Yiannis Pontikes. The conference took place in Hamburg, Germany from 2-5 October 2017 Seven PhD candidates of the MSCA REDMUD project attended this year’s edition of the ...

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Raw Materials Week 2017


November 6 – November 10 Following the success of the 1st edition of the ‘Raw Materials Week‘, the 2nd edition will take place in Brussels from Monday 6 to Friday 10 November 2017.  See details.

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EuCheMSIL 2018


The 27th EuCheMS Conference on Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids – EuCheMSIL 2018 will be held from 7-12th October 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. For further information visit for details that will be continuing updating, but that has already the basic information. Any special queries can be sent to

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2nd Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices Conference


The 2nd Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices Conference (BR2018) will take place in Athens, Greece – Between 7/05/2018 and 10/05/2018. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Dear Colleagues, The Organising and Scientific Committees of the 2nd Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices conference – BR2018 cordially invite all interested participants to submit abstracts that will undergo a full review, with accepted abstracts selected for the final mode ...

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