Launched in September 2019, the EU-funded project AlSiCal aims to make the mineral and metal industry more sustainable and environmentally sound. The project will research, develop and de-risk a ground-breaking new technology for alumina production. Integrating carbon capture enables the co-production of three essential raw materials (alumina, silica, and precipitated calcium carbonate) using new resources – e.g., anorthosite, abundantly available worldwide – without generating bauxite residue and CO2 emissions. The project consortium spans 9 European countries and involves 16 partners. It is expected to run until September 2023.
EU Grant Agreement n. 820911