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September 6, 2021 / Members News, News

Alcoa Collaborates To Extract Critical Minerals And Rare Earths From Bauxite Residue

Aligned with their commitment to advance sustainably, Alcoa is collaborating with Australian-based Alumtek Minerals and ChemCentre to further...
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Fast Facts

  1. Australia is the world's largest producer of bauxite.
  2. The industry contributes around $13B in exports to the economy every year.
  3. Australia is the world’s second largest producer of alumina.
  4. The industry provides direct employment for more than 15000 people and provides income for another 60,000 families.
  5. Reduction cells (or pot) in a smelter is replaced every 5-6 years. So, while the smelter may be decades old, the components are not.
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Australian Aluminium Industry

Click through this interactive flow chart to see more details about the phases of the aluminium industry in Australia.

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