News: solar alumina
A report written from last year’s HiTeMP-2 Forum, the HiTeMP-2 Outlook Report has been released. Hear Professor Gus Nathan, Director of the Centre for Energy Technology (CET) and Deputy Director of the Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources (IMER) , discuss the HiTeMP-2 Outlook Report, download a copy of the report and/or register your interest to attend HiTeMP-3 in 2022.
An Australian research team led by Professor Gus Nathan, Director of the Centre for Energy Technology, at the University of Adelaide have demonstrated for the first time, a novel solar reactor for calcining alumina, a process which typically takes place at around 950C.
HiTeMP-2 Forum consolidated as a globally unique event addressing carbon emissions in heavy industry
Following the success of HiTeMP-1 Forum in 2018, and despite the very significant disruptions caused by the COVID19 pandemic, HiTeMP-2 consolidated this Forum’s position as a globally unique and leading event in engaging international specialists from industry, research, government and community organisations to chart the path for the heavy industrial sector to transition to the new, low-carbon economic future.
HiTeMP-2 Forum: Be part of the conversation to transition high temperature minerals processing to zero carbon emissions
Professor Gus Nathan, Director of the Centre for Energy Technology at the University of Adelaide and Convenor of the 2020 HiTEMP-2 Forum on Zero Carbon High Temperature Minerals Processing discusses the upcoming Forum to be held at the International Wine Centre, Adelaide, March 16-18. He explains why heavy industries such as iron/steel, alumina/aluminium, cement, lime and copper are coming together to solve the issue of carbon emissions in high temperature minerals processing.
After the success of the inaugural High Temperature Minerals Processing Forum (HiTeMP) held in 2018, delegates from around the world will once again converge on Adelaide for HiTeMP-2, to be held March 16-18, 2020 at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide.
The Solar Bayer Alumina Project team confirms that solar could reduce the need for natural gas in the calcination process in alumina refineries, and have published an article in Green Chemistry.
Our researchers have found that introducing concentrating solar thermal (CST) technologies to the Bayer alumina process could enable a 29-45% solar share. This would displace the need for natural gas and decrease operating fuel costs.