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October 15, 2018

RemovAL’s sustainability plan, explained

George Tentes from Green2Sustain, explains how RemovAL will assess the impacts of the 6 different technologies, used in the pilot plants, on the environment and on society.
October 9, 2018

RemovAL presented at H2020 Innovation Forum

On October 4th, 2018 RemovAL took part in the first H2020 Innovation Forum, a clustering event, bringing together H2020 projects, but also policy makers, end-users and industry representatives, material producers, private and public investors, start-ups and innovative SMEs. Thymis Balomenos from Aluminium of Greece, project co-ordinator, presented RemovAL within the context of the clustering session, to an audience comprised by other H2020 projects, like CHROMIC, NEMO, CROCODILE, PLATIRUS, ENSUREAL, REMAGHIC, METGROW+, SCALE, and MIREU.
September 6, 2018

RemovAL, explained

The RemovAL project has the ambition to remove the waste streams from the primary Aluminum production in Europe! RemovAL overcomes the barriers of economic viability by pooling together and integrating proposed stand-alone solutions, while adhering to the following principles: Treat waste with waste Develop marketable products Recover valuable critical metals Customise the solution to the industrial ecosystem of each alumina plant
June 21, 2018

First coordination meeting & stakeholder group

RemovAL’s first coordination meeting was hosted by the European Aluminium Association in Brussels, on the 18th of June, 2018. The 40 participants, representing the 26 RemovAL partners, focused on the specific work packages in great detail, to ensure the flawless implementation of the project. Within the context of the coordination meeting, an open stakeholder group meeting was held on June 19, 2018. In addition to RemovAL partners, more than 20 industry representatives, as well as members of the relevant European platforms (CEMBUREAU, Eurometaux, Euroalliages, and European Aluminium Association) and the European Commission, became acquainted with the objectives of RemovAL, and actively participated in […]
June 5, 2018

RemovAL at the Social Acceptance Workshop

RemovAL participated, by means of a poster, in the Social Acceptance in the European Raw Materials Sector Workshop, organised on June 5 , 2018, by the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME). The workshop brought together thirty EU H2020 projects, among those RemovAL, and key stakeholders to share best practices and enhance networking relating to social acceptance and trust for mining activities.  The workshop aimed to help in obtaining a broader understanding of how extraction activities are received in different parts of Europe and worldwide and perceived in terms of impact on society, from both wealth (growth […]
May 10, 2018

RemovAL presented at BR2018

The RemovAL project was presented at BR2018, the Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices Conference, that was held in Athens, May 7-10, 2018. Thymis Balomenos, from Mytilinaios SA (Aluminium of Greece), opened the conference with the keynote presentation “Bauxite Residue Handling Practice and Valorisation research in Aluminium of Greece” (download presentation), showcasing the RemovAL project.
May 8, 2018

Kick-off meeting in Athens

The RemovAL project was officially launched in the kick-off meeting, which took place in Zappeion, Athens on the 8th of May 2018. More than forty people participated in the meeting, representing 23 out of the 26 partners in the consortium. Aside from organisation issues, the kick-off focused on the implementation plans for the the 6 pilot plants within RemovAL. The meeting was organised in parallel with BR2018, the Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices Conference that took place in Athens, on May 7-10 2018.