Research Headlines – Valuable metals not stuck in the mud

Picture of red mud over the lakeBauxite residue – the by-product from the extraction of aluminium from bauxite ore – has the consistency of thick, red mud. Disposing of this waste poses a serious problem for industry, as does the risk of spills. But red mud can also be a source of critical metals. The REDMUD project intends to turn residues into low-carbon building materials – and to train researchers along the way.

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