IB2 technology presentation at Bauxite & Alumina conference in Miami – Interview

The launch of the IB2 was revealed at the Bauxite & Alumina Conference

Romain GIRBAL from IB2 announced the launch of a revolutionary technology for refining bauxite of low quality at the Bauxite & Aluminum conference held in Miami (USA), from 25 to 27 March 2019.

He was contacted by AlCircle to learn more about IB2 and its technology.


An excerpt from the interview :

“AlCircle: Tell us in brief about IB2 and its activities

Romain Girbal: Starting from the observation of both market trends and supply constraints undergone by some alumina refineries IB2 was founded in 2014 by Yves Occello to develop a disruptive technology solution for alumina refineries.

For the last 5 years, Yves gathered a dedicated team of 10 professionals with over 250 years cumulated experience in the bauxite and alumina industry to develop a breakthrough and easy to implement technology allowing alumina refineries to optimize the use of low-grade bauxite.

Our team of experts and engineers assist our clients in the implementation of our technology.


AlCircle: What is IB2’s breakthrough technology for low grade bauxite refining?

Romain Girbal: Curbed by environmental and financial constraints involved by the exploitation of low-grade bauxite, refineries have so far preferred to import bauxite.

IB2 technology was developed to optimize the use of low-quality bauxite and allow to produce the same amount of alumina with less bauxite, less sodium hydroxide and less wastes providing financial, environmental, strategic and technological benefits.

IB2 stands for the combination of Improved Bauxite and Improved Bayer. This combined approach allows alumina refineries to achieve great results and this is where IB2 is a real game changer for them: while securing their supply, refineries will adopt a profitable and environment friendly solution.”

Découvrez plus d’informations sur les solutions proposées par la technologie: https://ib2-bauxite.com/en/solutions/