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New green method could unlock Queensland bauxite deposits
25 August 2016

North Queensland has some of Earth’s largest known bauxite deposits, but their potential has largely remained locked in the ground, until now.

A University of Queensland researcher has collaborated with global mining company Rio Tintoto investigate a new way to process bauxite which adds value to the ore and significantly reduces the mine’s environmental impact.

Dr Hong Peng from UQ’s School of Chemical Engineering said the new method turned bauxite ore waste products into usable resources, thereby greatly reducing the by-product residue.

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