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Breakthrough Technology for Primary Aluminium

Grant


Scheme


  • National Research Flagship Collaboration Fund

Abstract


  • The aluminium industry is a major source of export income for Australia and there is significant potential for further expansion as the demand for light metals increases. Light metals have excellent properties and have great potential to lower costs and reduce the environmental impact associated with transport through reduced energy consumption. However, the primary production of aluminium is at the same time highly energy intensive and a generator of significant greenhouse gases. This problem is particularly acute in Australia where most of the energy used for alumimium production is from coal fired power stations. Significant reductions in energy consumption for aluminium productin would be highly beneficial to Australia in terms of economic development and also in meeting the goals of the Kyoto Protocol. the long term future of the whole metals industry is tied to the need to develop sustainable means of production.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009

Local Award Id


  • 10727

Assigned By


  • CSIRO  Funding Organization

Scheme


  • National Research Flagship Collaboration Fund

Abstract


  • The aluminium industry is a major source of export income for Australia and there is significant potential for further expansion as the demand for light metals increases. Light metals have excellent properties and have great potential to lower costs and reduce the environmental impact associated with transport through reduced energy consumption. However, the primary production of aluminium is at the same time highly energy intensive and a generator of significant greenhouse gases. This problem is particularly acute in Australia where most of the energy used for alumimium production is from coal fired power stations. Significant reductions in energy consumption for aluminium productin would be highly beneficial to Australia in terms of economic development and also in meeting the goals of the Kyoto Protocol. the long term future of the whole metals industry is tied to the need to develop sustainable means of production.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009

Local Award Id


  • 10727

Assigned By


  • CSIRO  Funding Organization