Orbite Aluminae, Veolia ink accord to recycle red mud

Feb 05, 2013 | 11:45 AM | Jethro Wookey

Tags  Orbite Aluminae, Veolia Environmental Services, United Co. Rusal, red mud, Metal Bulletin, Jethro Wookey

LONDON — Alumina producer Orbite Aluminae Inc. and French waste handler Veolia Environmental Services have signed a collaborative agreement for the treatment and recycling of alumina production waste—otherwise known as red mud—using Orbite’s patented process.

Montreal-based Orbite last year announced it had discovered a way to produce alumina from red mud after it successfully transformed a combination of red mud and low-grade bauxite into alumina in a laboratory test.....

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