The technology refines raw bauxite to produce aluminium fluoride and other valuable co-products such as silica fume and corethane.
The global licence will pave the way for Alcore to build multiple plants in any locations to meet growing demand for aluminium fluoride and associated co-products.
A global spike in aluminium smelter production and the use of aluminium fluoride in lithium ion batteries is boosting demand for the product.
Site construction work for the first stage of Alcore's pilot plant project at Berkeley Vale on New South Wales' Central Coast began in July.
This first stage is designed to produce aluminium fluoride test samples and produce corethane, which is pure hydrocarbon powder refined from low-value coals.
Corethane can prov...