UAE Business: EGA achieves R&D breakthroughs to re-use bauxite residue – Gulf Digital News

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  • Date: 22-Jun-2022
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UAE Business: EGA achieves R&D breakthroughs to re-use bauxite residue – Gulf Digital News

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has made significant R&D breakthroughs which will ultimately see all bauxite residue produced in the UAE re-used in the UAE.

“We have already achieved important success with other by-product streams, such as spent pot lining, which is now a feedstock for the UAE cement industry,” said Abdulnasser bin Kalban, EGA’s Chief Executive Officer, briefing a visiting team from the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) led by its Secretary General Dr Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri.

“EGA is embedding sustainability in everything we do. We work closely with EAD to continuously improve our environmental performance. We are also active members of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, which promotes sustainability best practice in our industry, and have aligned our sustainability strategy with the ASI Performance Standards,” said Kalban.

Sustainability-related innovation

“EGA is at the forefront of sustainability-related innovation - not only through our aluminium made with solar power, which we call CelestiAL, but also though our technical advances such as cooling towers for water discharge, the first of their kind in the region, the current feasibility studies to use green hydrogen across our processes, as well as our biodiversity protection programmes and community engagement work, ” he said.

Dr Al Dhaheri said: ‘’Since our