On March 9, 2001, Becancour, Quebec-based Recyclage d’Aluminum Quebec Inc., a subsidiary of Chicago, Illinois-based Philip Services Corporation, announced a plan to construct a facility to recycle aluminum dross residue. The recycling process — originally developed by Berzelius Umwelt-Service, AG (BUS) of Duisburg, Germany — has been used in Europe for many years. Dewatering recovers high quality aluminum oxide, salt flux and aluminum granules for reuse in industrial applications. According to the European Union, recent improvements have made it the “best available technology.” The plant will have the capacity to recycle approximately 55,000 tonnes of residue annually that would otherwise be landfilled. Operation should commence by June 2002.
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