A new hydrometallurgical pilot unit was built in MYTILINEOS Aluminium of Greece plant under the SCALE project. The pilot unit consists of the leaching section where Bauxite Residue is treated with sulfuric acid to produce a PLS that is processed in II-VI SIR pilot section unit, where Sc recovery and crude Sc concentrate production takes place. The pilot leaching unit
source: FHNW eMagazin, «Synergien», Issue November 2020.
The SCALE pilot plant uses ionic liquid to extract rare earth elements from the bauxite residue (red mud) of alumina production.
Scale participated at the workshop on social acceptance in the European raw materials sector. The cluster event on public acceptance and trust took place in Brussels on 5 June 2018. This event focused on the activities undertaken by almost thirty Horizon 2020 mining and processing projects that work on improving public acceptance and trust of such activities, by means of an exchange