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Christian Leroy

Senior Consultant Innovation & LCA

Christian Leroy joined European Aluminium in January 2014 as Consultant in charge of Innovation and Life Cycle Assessment. Previously, as full-time employee of European Aluminium since 1999, he was in charge of various functions covering education, technology and environmental fields. He holds a Ph.D. and Master degree in Process Engineering from

Christian is now the manager of the Innovation Hub established in 2015which is the European aluminium industry’s vehicle to develop joint innovation projects to support its Vision 2025. This collaborative platform aims to trigger research projects that target important identified technology and raw materials challenges.  The Innovation Hub aims at matching more effectively the priorities of the European Aluminium Industry with the EU innovation agenda and funding programme, especially within the Horizon 2020. For such purpose, the European aluminium industry is engaged in key Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). These include Sustainable Process Industry (SPIRE), Factories of the Future (FoF) and Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB).

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Building from bauxite residues

The world’s main source of aluminum – the mining of bauxite rock – is detrimental to the environment, with the rock residues often discarded during the extraction and production of aluminum. However, the RemovAL project is making it possible to recover and [...]