Aluminium industry at the doorstep of tech revolution

December 4, 2012 (Source: Times of India) — Aluminium industry in the world is set to undergo a revolution. The industry can now hope for much cheaper and environment friendly technology. Orbite Aluminae Incorporated (OLI),a private company in Canada, has developed a new process of alumina production. Instead of using bauxite, the conventional ore for aluminium, the new process uses aluminous clay or clay rich in alumina and silica to produce extremely pure alumina that is then converted into aluminium.