23 Oct 2022 / News

What has happened the last months in 2022?

At AlSiCal we haven’t sit still! Here in a nutshell what AlSiCal has done since the latest newsletter issue:


AlSiCal in 2022

  • In April AlSiCal published a paper entitled “Thermo-kinetic modelling of the acidic leaching of anorthosite: key learnings toward the conception of a sustainable industrial process” on the modelling of WP1 reactors was published in Minerals Engineering.
    Read the abstract here
  • AlSiCal was present at the EIT Raw Materials conference “Raw Materials for the Green Transition” in Madrid on April 5, 2022 where AlSiCal brochures were being displayed.
  • ASGMI celebrated the XXVII General Assembly in Brazil (April 2022). AlSiCal was presented in the General Assembly.
  • In May The AAU (Aalburg University) AlSiCal team went on a fieldtrip to Ontario in Canada to meet people and institutions in the area between Toronto and Sudbury. This area is one of the cases AAU includes in the strategic social impact assessment, which they are conducting as their main task in the AlSiCal project.
  • How should AlSiCal bring its technology to the market after the project ends? In order to answer that question, a stakeholder analysis was needed. As a leading consultancy firm specialized in identifying innovative players, PNO Consultants, performed the stakeholder analysis. In this article insights are given on how this was carried out, the gained results and the added value it could offer to the whole consortium.
  • In June we were present at the consortium meeting in Delphi, Greece. We also visited the impressive Mytilineos plant, which is in operation since 1966. This plant is the only integrated aluminium producer in Europe that has all production and refining facilities positioned at one site: alumina refinery, smelter, anode plant, power plant, cast house, red mud filtration unit, and a port.
    Read more about our visit to the plant
  • In June we published an article about two simulation scales models and how both scales come together in the AlSiCal project
    Read the article here
  • In June an important milestone was achieved: A large part of the anorthosite processing has been already optimized by Institute for Energy Technology (IFE).
  • AlSiCal attended the  first edition of the Sustainable Industrial Manufacturing (SIM) event in Brussels. The SIM series bring together executives from along the supply chain, across the cement, steel, aluminium, glass and chemicals industries.
  • In October: We have more than 550 followers on LinkedIn!


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