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9
Jun

SINTEF successfully produced Al with Sc by electrolysis

SINTEF has demonstrated the direct production of Al with ~ 2wt% Sc by electrolysis from a cryolite melt with Al2O3 and Sc2O3 as feed material, obtaining current efficiencies in the range of 85-90%. The trials were carried in electrolytic cells using a horizontal electrode arrangement, as in the Hall-Heroult primary aluminium production process. Thus, dedicated electrolytic cells in the aluminium

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26
Apr

II-VI Incorporated and MYTILINEOS S.A. Demonstrate Transformation of Waste Streams into Eco-Friendly and Economical Sources of Rare Earth Metals

Demonstrated scandium recovery from bauxite residues in industrial waste streams for new aluminum scandium alloys, additive manufacturing wires, and green energy infrastructure. April 22, 2021 08:00 ET | Source: II-VI Incorporated PITTSBURGH and ATHENS, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In conjunction with Earth Day 2021, II‐VI Incorporated (Nasdaq: IIVI) a leader in engineered materials, and MYTILINEOS’ Metallurgy Business Unit, the largest

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20
Apr

KBM demonstrates Al-Sc 3D printing with SCALE alloy

Following the successful demonstration of Al-Sc alloy production at LCM, KBM proceeded with a demonstration of the additive manufacturing technology. Al-Sc master alloy was processed at KBM cast house to produce SCALM alloy (Al-Sc-Mg). The SCALM alloy was atomized,  i.e. transformed into metallic powder, which in turn was used to fuel a lazer 3D printer. The  resulting model depicts landmarks

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31
Mar

LCM produces Al-Sc Alloy – Scale Project

LCM has completed the SCALE metal technology demonstration activities by producing Al-Sc master alloys at small industrial scale. This master alloys can be used in production of Al-Mg-Sc alloys used in 3D printing applications. Learn more about LCM’s part in SCALE hereFollow LCM in twitterFollow LCM in LinkedIn

11
Feb

Introducing ScaVanger project

Sustainable Supply of Scandium, Niobium and Vanadium for the EU Industries from Liquid Residues from Chlorine-Based TiO2 Pigment PlantsAn EIT Raw Materials project (Nb. 20093) 2021-2023 Objective ScaVanger will ensure the steady supply of Sc, Nb and V for the EU to become leader in growing markets. Forecasts announce significant higher demands of Sc (300 t/y), Nb and V until

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26
Nov

Treasures in industrial waste – Scandium recovery FHNW HLS

source: FHNW eMagazin, «Synergien», Issue November 2020.

8
Jun

7th progress meeting

The 7th SCALE progress meeting was held on 1st of April  2020, online due to the COVID19 outbreak. In total 39 participants joined the online teleconference sessions to review and discuss the progress of the project. Hopefully the next REMOVAL meeting will be once again physical.

8
Jun

First tests at the Mytilineos BR Leaching plant

Following the successful commissioning of the new Hydro Pilot unit, the first tests in Bauxite Residue acid leaching took place at Mytilineos. The pilot over the next months will generate at least 5 m3 of Sc containing solution which will be refined into Sc concentrate at the II-VI SIR pilot plant (which is house in the same facility at Mytilineos)

19
Dec

Hydrometallurgical Processing of Scandium Concentrate, December 2019

Purpose of developing and optimizing a sustainable solvent extraction process operation was to separate and purify scandium from a scandium concentrate generated in the II VI SIR Plant. The II-VI technology includes a selective-ion recovery (SIR) that is using a new composite extractant-enhanced ion-exchange resin to extract scandium from acidic solutions or slurries. The initial effluent solution of about 2m²

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26
Nov

SCALE project, a H2020 success story

The SCALE project was selected as a Horizon 2020 success story, and presented as such, at the 2019 Raw Materials Week in Brussels. In addition to a brief explanation of the project, its technology and its objectives, topics such as its replicability and the use of different feedstocks, i.e. non-EU bauxite residues, were discussed in an interactive session with the

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