X International Technical Foundry Forum: "From waste to raw material: innovation and valorization in Aluminum and Refractory" conference by Idoia Ibarretxe and Hector Trigueros

Within the framework of the X International Foundry Technical Forum held on 27 and 28/10, Idoia Ibarretxe, Industrial Director of RSI, and Hector Trigueros from BEFESA gave a conference entitled "From waste to raw material: innovation and valorization in Aluminum and Refractory".

The presentation focused on BAUXAL II, a project developed by Insertec and Befesa focused on the valorisation towards the circular economy of by-products from the aluminium industry as an alternative to refractory bauxite.

The origin of the project has been detailed as well as the progress of the initiative and its current status, results obtained and next steps.

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International Technical Foundry Forum
Organised by the Instituto de fundición TABIRA and the AZTERLAN Metallurgical Research Centre, the forum has become a unique international event aimed at technicians and specialists from the foundries themselves. By bringing them together with heads of technology centres and universities, it seeks to promote a space for the exchange of knowledge.

This tenth edition was held under the slogan "Making Foundry a sustainable and attractive industry of the futur", an industry, according to the organisers themselves, extraordinarily dynamic, where constant technological development and innovation are key factors to its competitiveness.