ALUMINIUM of GREECE Participation in the European Programme "ENEXAL"

ALUMINIUM of GREECE Participation in the European Programme "ENEXAL"


MYTILINEOS was founded in Greece in 1990, has been listed on the Athens Stock Exchange since 1995 and is a member of the FTSE LARGE CAP high capitalization index and a leading international industrial and energy company. The Company is active in the fields of Metallurgy, Electricity and Natural Gas, Sustainable Development Projects, and the Renewable Energy Development and Storage Sector, with more than 4,800 direct and indirect employees and more than 9,000 overseas employees. Its complex business activity is a driving force for the Greek economy, while it has a dynamic presence on all 5 continents with a consolidated turnover of € 2.6 billion.

More Information: https://www.mytilineos.gr/ 


Objective Action

Our goal is to develop cost-efficient “green” technologies in the aluminium industry. One of the technologies that the project seeks to develop is the treatment of bauxite residues, which is the key environmental footprint employed in the production of alumina, with the aim of producing pig iron and rockwool.


Target Audience

Local communities, employees, university institutes and research centres.



1st of June 2010 - 30th of November 2014


The European research project «ENEXAL» has developed new technologies for the Aluminum industry. Program Coordinator was the Aluminum of Greece while among the remaining nine partners included important European universities such as the National Technical University of Athens, the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH –) and the Polytechnic of Zurich (ETH).


Impact on Society

The pilot unit ΕΝΕΧΑL worked for 18 months, during which processed more than 35 tonnes bauxite residue. Dozens of experimental tests have been conducted, seeking to determine the optimal operating conditions for the furnace, in order to achieve: (a) The optimal production of pig iron, corresponding to 30% of the bauxite residue mass and (b) The production of fluid slag with specific physical and chemical properties allowing its use for producing rockwool.

The quantity of pig iron produced was successfully tested in the production of castiron spheres in a Serbian steel plant. The quantity of the rockwool produced was evaluated in Italy from producers of associated insulation material and was judged most competitive compared to similar existing products. The total of rockwool produced successfully exploited within the factory, as industrial insulating material.

Initiative Location

Alouminium of Greece premises in Viotia

Working with Organization

University institutes and research centres

Workers Participation


Benefits for Οrganization

- Promotion of the development of cost-effective and "green" technologies in the aluminum industry.
- Development of know-how and experience in management and in the future of bauxite residues utilization.

Connection with Global Goals

No Connection with Global Goals found

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