Alucyc Project Site


The aim of the Alucyc project is to develop a new process to recover metallic aluminium from aluminium dross
Development of new technology for aluminium dross complete recovery
Comparing with available state-of-the art technologies, the yield of metallic aluminium will be increased from 95% to 99% using the new technology developed in Alucyc. Alucyc technology is waste-free. cryolite and the remaining aluminium oxide could be used in melting of primary aluminium as additives.
To develop the Alucyc technology, a phase model, novel electro slag furnace with non-consumable electrodes and process and power control systems will be designed and integrated. By consultations of primary aluminium smelters, Alucyc technology will interest potential end users in industry and will be therefore easily exploitable.
 The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme managed by REA-Research Executive Agency under grant agreement no 286676.