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Hindalco to Supply 1.2 Million Tonnes of Red Mud to UltraTech

Metal News - Published on Fri, 21 Aug 2020

Image Source: Hindalco Red Mud UltraTech
Global leader in Aluminium and Copper Hindalco Industries Ltd has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with India’s largest manufacturer of cement and concrete UltraTech Cement Ltd to deliver 1.2 million tonnes of red mud, also known as bauxite residue, annually to UltraTech’s 14 plants located across seven states. Red mud generated in the alumina manufacturing process is rich in iron oxides, along with alumina, silica and alkali. The cement industry has developed the capability to process red mud as a replacement for mined minerals such as laterite and lithomarge in its process.

Hindalco is supplying red mud to UltraTech Cement plants where it has been proved to be an effective substitute for mined materials, successfully replacing up to 3 per cent of clinker raw mix volume. Use of red mud reduces the cement industry’s dependence on natural resources and promotes a circular economy.

Hindalco’s alumina refineries are currently supplying 250,000 tonnes of bauxite residue to cement companies every month. In the current year, Hindalco aims to achieve 2.5 million tonnes of bauxite residue utilization

Globally, 160 million tonnes of red mud is produced annually and stored in large tracts of land which is a serious industry challenge.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Fri, 21 Aug 2020
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