December 13, 2021

“Towards a more sustainable alumina production in Europe” online workshop

On 23-24 September, European Aluminium organised the online cross-fertilisation workshop “Towards a more sustainable alumina production in Europe” under the umbrella of the RemovAL and ReActiv EU projects. Over 150 experts from aluminium industry, research and technology organisations, institutions and SMEs express their interest to attend the event. In seven sessions, this online event addressed the outcomes of EU projects related to various processing routes and potentials of alumina and bauxite residue by giving a special focus on the industrial symbiosis concept and the associated enabler Hubs4circularity as promoted by Horizon Europe. The presentations and breakout discussions showed the potentials and synergies of those EU projects. The event indicated the […]
December 3, 2021

RemovAL research awarded best paper

RemovAL research won the best paper award in the BR subject of ICSOBA 2021 for the paper “Transforming Bauxite Residue into an Alternative Cement via Vitrification, a Scalable Solution?” by Michiel Giels, Tobias Hertel and Yiannis Pontikes. This work by the KUL team and the RWTH team helped in the upscaling of RemovAL technologies.
November 24, 2021

Innovation Forum Agenda

The full agenda for Innovation Forum 2021 has been published. Download it here or see it in full at and don’t forget to register. Innovation Forum 2021 is taking place on November 30 in Brussels. For those who can’t make it physically, the event is also going to be available virtually at
November 5, 2021

RemovAL joins Innovation Forum 2021

RemovAL will be a part of H2020 Innovation Forum 2021 that is taking place on November 30 2021, in Brussels, and virtually for those who wish to attend remotely. H2020 Innovation Forum is an on-going clustering initiative, bringing together H2020 projects with policy makers, end-users, industry representatives, investors, start-ups and SMEs. This year’s topics focus on Metal Processing & Products, PCMI Plastic Processing & Products, Energy Storage & Recycling and ISAT. Registrations are now open at
October 14, 2021

RemovAL to participate in Raw Materials Week

Removal Project invited to present in the  EU Horizon Technology Success Stories, on November 15th , during the 6th edition of the “Raw Materials Week” The 2021 Raw Materials Week will be centred around the 8th annual High-level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials addressing the latest news regarding raw materials in the EU. The European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials is a stakeholder platform that brings together representatives from industry, public services, academia and NGOs. Its mission is to provide high-level guidance to the European Commission, Members States and private actors on innovative approaches to […]
July 13, 2021

Internal Life Cycle Assessment Workshop

On 17th of June, European Aluminium organised the Internal Life Cycle Assessment Workshop as an online event. This Workshop focused on presenting the sustainability evaluation of the RemovAL processing routes from a life cycle and circular economy perspective. The main objective was to get partners’ feedback and recommendations, especially from industrial ones. More than 30 representatives from the RemovAL partners as well as invited alumina industries participated. Two main processing routes were presented, i.e. the production of pig-iron and the development of construction materials (de-alkalization, soil stabilization and high-performance binders). The environmental benefits of these processing routes were highlighted in comparison […]
April 16, 2021

RemovAL contributed to Raw Materials Information System (RMIS) technical workshop

The Technical Workshop Channelling knowledge from European projects into the Raw Materials Information System (RMIS) was held virtually on December 3rd, 2020. The workshop was co-organized by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). The workshop aimed to increase the awareness of EU raw materials project outputs, and how these can support the RMIS’ development needs and priorities. In particular, the workshop focused on 3 main topics: The most relevant knowledge needs on raw material value chains (both primary and secondary). How to increase awareness of project outputs and how best these […]
April 6, 2021

KU Leuven’s plans for the RemovAL demo house

As part of  RemovAl, work is scheduled to erect a house that will be made entirely out of materials from bauxite residue. The demo house of 25 m2 will be builtin the housing settlement next to the AoG alumina plant, in the ‘Aspra Spitia’ area of Greece, which means ‘white houses’ in Greek. “So we might end-up building a house with green materials made from red mud in the Casablanca of Greece (laughs)“, says Professor Pontikes, our partner in KU Luven. He continues: “The final building elements will actually have a wide range of colours. The materials we develop are black […]
April 6, 2021

MYTILINEOS performs first BR slag leaching campaign in its hydro pilot

Three hundred (300) kg of calcium rich BR slag, produced in WP4, was leached in two consecutive days. The results demonstrate the ability to  recover 70% of the alumina content in BR, in  a highly concentrates sodium aluminiate solution