Date: Friday 14 September 2018
Time: 8.30am – 4.00pm
Venue: Hall C, Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre
Cost: Included in Full Registration
Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
Additional Tickets:  $110 per person

Have your say on the future of the Alumina Industry

ATR 4.0 will help guide research and development in the Alumina Industry to 2050 and beyond. It will be a live, web-based forum for ideas that will bring together researchers and industry practitioners in ways never before possible. It will be kick-started by a broad-based Roadmap Workshop at Alumina 2018.

The Alumina Technology Roadmap is an initiative of the Alumina Technical Panel, sponsored by the International Aluminium Association (IAI) through it’s subcommittee, the Bauxite-Alumina Committee (BAC).  

The first Alumina Technology Roadmap provided the framework for focused research in the areas most critical to the industry. Created in 2001 and updated in 2006 and 2010, the Roadmap was a great success.  It stimulated highly productive research programs on thickening, air emissions and residue management. The economic downturn in the latter part of the decade reduced public and private support for research. Key bauxite residue projects continued, but others were not.

As we approach the 20-year horizon set in 2001, much has been achieved but there is still much to be done. An ongoing research program, responsive to changing stakeholder expectations and able to leverage emerging technology developments, is essential for our long-term industry aspirations. 

It is time to renew and revitalize the Roadmap and deliver it on the web as a living guide to the technology direction of the Alumina Industry.

ATR 4.0 will come to life at the Roadmap Workshop which will be held as part of this Alumina 2018 Conference.

It will focus on these 5 Key Themes:

  1. Energy of the Future– decarbonizing our industry
    Expectations, possibilities and opportunities for achieving a step-change reduction in carbon footprint.
  2. Residue – or not?
    Zero hazardous residue from the Bayer process – a pipedream or a real possibility?
  3. Process Science & Technology
    What are the core process science and technology advancements required to solve problems and achieve our aspirations for the industry?
  4. Industry 4.0 – the Digital Revolution
    Using the power and ubiquity of the digital and data revolution to enhance safety, productivity and business performance for our industry.
  5. Market risks & responses
    External forces and their potential impact on the alumina industry.

If you would like to learn more or contribute ideas on the content or process of the Roadmap, please get in touch with the Alumina Technology Roadmap Steering Committee by email to the Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..It is time to renew and revitalize the Roadmap and deliver it on the web