SCALE was presented at the EIT Raw Materials Expert Forum on Mobility dedicated to Electrification & Lightweight Design held in Turin on 7-9 October 2019. The event was particularly relevant for SCALE as its two main topics, materials for light-weighting an energy storage (including fuel cells) are the two main markets for scandium applications, high-performance aluminium alloys and solid oxide fuel
On the 18, 19 and 20 September 2019, SCALE, together with the EnsureAl and RemovAl projects, was presented at the Partnership Instrument EU-REI event “Indo-European Meet on Resource Efficiency in the Aluminium Industry with a Focus on Effective Utilization of Red Mud (Bauxite Residue)”. After a first round of meetings with the highest levels of the Indian Government and industry on
The pilot test, run jointly by MEAB and KTH, aims to obtain ScF3 with a purity of at least 99% after crystallisation from scandium strip liquor.
SCALE was presented at the 3rd SLO Workshop Ensuring SLO is Adaptive and Resilient (5-6 June 2019, Brussels, Belgium), within the context of the MIREU project. The relevant lessons with regard to SLO, as well as additional aspects which affect the market deployment of the new technologies developed by SCALE, were presented to and discussed with an audience comprising other Eu projects,
Latest JRC science for policy report includes special chapter on the Bauxite Residue handling and recycling. The report, titled Recovery of critical and other raw materials from mining waste and landfills, focuses on the untapped potential to extract strategic raw materials from mining waste and landfills in Europe. The chapter, titled “Bauxite Residue as a resource in Europe”, gives the context of
The paper Re-using bauxite residues: benefits beyond (critical raw) material recovery, published in Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology,s one of the journal’s top downloaded recent papers! See more SCALE publications
The 5th Progress meeting was held at FHNW in Basel, Switzerland on the 28-29 May 2019
II-VI has successfully demonstrated its SIR process in pilot scale by processing 1.9 m3 of acid waste stream from TRONOX and producing 1.3 kg of crude scandium oxide concentrate. This is the first case of Sc oxide production from European industrial waste stream. The SIR pilot plant was subsequently been transferred to Mytilineos – Aluminium of Greece refinery where it
MEAB GmbH will set-up their solvent extraction bench scale demonstration plant in Aachen, Germany. Working with scandium hydroxide produced from Tronox acid waste solution using II-VI SIR pilot plant, they will conduct main operation steps: 1) Dissolution and impurity hydrolysis, 2) Scandium solvent extraction, and 3) Precipitation of ammonium-scandium-hexafluoride by anti-solvent addition. This method has been developed by MEAB engineers
META Nikel-Kobalt A.Ş produced their first Scandium product using MEAB’s solvent extraction mixer-settler mini-pilot plant. Scandium was separated from a Nickel and Cobalt HPAL production plant in Gördes, Turkey. META produced about 600 grams of Sc product in the form of Ammonium-Scandium-Hexafuoride ((NH4)3ScF6). After calcination, they also converted (NH4)3ScF6 to Scandium fluoride (ScF3) suitable for molten salt or metallothermic reduction.