Whoops!  I forgot to include the link:




Rusal does plan to at least extract RMs (and iron), but maybe their main focus is the construction industry (along with RMs and maybe REEs for their own alloys):


From their March, 2013 NR:


Viktor Mann, UC RUSAL’s Technical Director, said: “Recycling of red mud is an issue faced throughout the world. We are grateful to the Russian Ministry of Education and Science for taking an active part in the solution of this problem. I am sure RUSAL in partnership with the best Russian scientists and on the base of the existing scientific research, will succeed in creating an environmentally clean alternative to red mud disposal areas, paving the way for the future exploitation of the red mud in the iron industry and construction with the simultaneous extraction of valuable rare-earth metals.”