SMM, July 28 / PRNewswire-Asianet /-
Recently, Australian bauxite Co., Ltd. (ABx) announced new progress in the aluminum fluoride project of its wholly owned subsidiary ALCORE. The project uses bauxite to extract aluminum fluoride directly and is now able to extract aluminum fluoride solution by removing silicon and iron oxide, and will continue to try to precipitate aluminum fluoride crystals in the solution.
At the end of June, the ALCORE Research Centre in the Berkley Valley on the central bank of New South Wales successfully refined the pure aluminum fluoride solution. The next step will focus on the optimal balance between the content of experimental bauxite and other reactants. ALCORE's small aluminum fluoride production plant has completed the construction phase in the past four months.
The production patent being filed by ALCORE is mainly related to the direct use of bauxite to refine aluminum fluoride (AlF3) and other valuable additional products, aluminum fluoride itself is an important electrolyte raw material in aluminum smelting. With the expansion of electrolytic aluminum production capacity, the global demand for aluminum fluoride continues to grow, and the demand in lithium batteries is also increasing.
This mode of production has an additional product called Corethane, a pure hydrocarbon powder extracted from low calorific value coal, which is used as a substitute for natural gas and diesel and has been used by many industrial enterprises. Corethane is an ideal clean marine fuel oil because it contains no sulfur.
ABx's CEO Ian Levy said that the ALCORE R & D center's laboratory is highly safe and has state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Studying the optimal balance between bauxite and other reactants is the fourth important phase of the ALCORE project. Our small factory will also send samples to three potential customers. ABx is also advancing three important bauxite projects: the Tasmanian mine project, the Binjour large-scale project in central Queensland and the Penrose bauxite smelter.