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Integrated cross-sectorial approach for environmentally sustainable and resource-efficient alumina production

Objective

Global alumina production capacity is forecast to grow by 30% over the next ten years. Unfortunately, Europe cannot keep the competition and is highly dependent on imported alumina and bauxite. ENSUREAL project’s main objective is to decrease this dependence and characterise all the streams of the alumina industry in order to valorise them and make the European aluminium industry more competitive at a global scale.

In order to do so, ENSUREAL addresses the production of alumina of the aluminium production sector, through the introduction of a new technology (Pedersen process) that improves the process’ yield and its energy and environmental performance. Moreover, ENSUREAL’s consortium proposes a new value chain that takes into account all the streams as valorisable products across the aluminium supply chain and introduces the foundry and the agricultural sector. A call for transparency (no-more-black-boxes) and thus a deeply cross-sectorial initiative.

More specifically, ENSUREAL brings together the aluminium sector (Aluminium of Greece), the foundry sector (Odlewnie Polskie S.A. Poland), the agricultural sector (Luvena S.A. Poland) and lime producers (CaO Hellas, Belgium), in order to demonstrate the new technologies and approaches proposed. The innovative character of the project is brought by major players in R&D, such as SINTEF, NTUA and NTNU. Outotec and SMS group bring outstanding engineering and process expertise. Furthermore, 3 SMEs will help define and optimise the bauxite scenario in Europe (AdMiRIS), develop ENSUREAL's business case (ITRB) and study the upscaling of the process for future commercial prospects (KON Chem). Last but not least, clustering with other EU initiatives, including other SPIRE projects, will be paid special attention in order to promote a transparent approach of development that show the aluminium producers in Europe all the benefits of implementing the ENSUREAL process once it is demonstrated.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2017
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Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 866 358,67

Participants (14)

MYTILINAIOS ANONIMI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 1 549 712,50
Address
Artemidos 8
15125 Marousi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 010 458,75
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 790 000
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KONLECHNER DAVID
Austria
EU contribution
€ 162 657,25
Address
Obermuellnerstrasse 2A/4/2
1020 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ITRB LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 419 125
Address
Arch Makariou Iii 2-4 Capital
1505 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADVANCED MINERALS AND RECYCLING INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 385 000
Address
Spartis 1 1St Floor
17562 Palaio Faliro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CAO HELLAS MAKEDONIKI ASVESTOPOIIA ANONIMI ETAIRIA PARAGOGIS KAI EMPORIAS ASVESTOY KAI LOIPON DOMIKOICHIMIKON ILON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 90 562,50
Address
6Th Km Thessaloniki-lagada Rd
57013 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OUTOTEC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 409 507,88
Address
Ludwig Erhard Strasse 21
61440 Oberursel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SMS GROUP GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 23 643,38
Address
Eduard-schloemann-strasse 4
40237 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUVENA SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 78 353,63
Address
Ul. Romana Maya Nr. 1
62 030 Lubon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPOLKA AKCYJNA ODLEWNIE POLSKIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 90 923,88
Address
Ul Aleja Wyzwolenia 70
27 200 Starachowice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WAVESTONE LUXEMBOURG SA

Participation ended

Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 86 107,95
Address
10 Rue Du Chateau D'eau
3364 Leudelange
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 34 015
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
BLUEMETALS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 255 062,50
Address
Klotzdelle 15D
45472 Muelheim An Der Ruhr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)