Periodic Reporting for period 1 - AlSiCal (Towards sustainable mineral and metal industry: ZERO Bauxite Residue and ZERO CO2 from co-production of Alumina, Silica and precipitated Calcium carbonate by the Aranda-Mastin technology)
Reporting period: 2019-09-01 to 2021-02-28
AlSiCal will research and develop the innovative AM technology that allows:
• Green co-production of 3 essential raw materials, in a single process and from one source, with synergetic environmental and economic benefits.
• Efficient use of anorthosite, a mineral abundant in Europe and worldwide • Integrated CO2 use and capture for ZERO CO2 emissions from production.
• ZERO Bauxite Residue generation from alumina production.
The experimental setups are being designed and built at present, and will become cutting edge facilities in hydrometallurgy and CO2 utilization innovation for more sustainable industry. The Aranda-Mastin technology has large potential to expand towards varied process sources besides anorthosite, for which, in addition to different anorthosite qualities, alternative sources are being screened by our experts. Our modelling teams (both at reactor and process level) and LCA analysts are already getting started with data gathering. Last, but not least, we are aware of the expectations and need for information, for which we dedicate special efforts on keeping informed stakeholders, collaborating organizations and society.