BRAVO Partners

The BRAVO partnership consists of private SMEs, private large companies, Research and Technology Organisations, Public bodies, NGOs and academic partners. The BRAVO partners are from across the entire value chain of the aluminium sector from mining, alumina refining, aluminum smelting, recycling, metallurgical recovery, research, down steam by-products and social dissemination.

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Partner Organisation CountryAbout
Belgium Representative of the European metals and minerals mining industry.
European AluminiumBrussels, Belgium European Aluminium, founded in 1981 and based in Brussels, is the voice of the aluminium industry in Europe. We actively engage with decision makers and the wider stakeholder community to promote the outstanding properties of aluminium, secure growth and optimise the contribution our metal can make to meeting Europe’s sustainability challenges.
Alteo GardanneFranceThe first leading and fully integrated global supplier of speciality aluminas
FranceThe French Geoglogical Survey is France's reference public institution for Earth Science applications in the management of surface and subsurface resources and risks
Ireland and FranceAn Irish business, with extensive R&D facility in France, providing sustainable products to the Construction Industry.
Rio TintoFranceRio Tinto Group is a British-Australian multinational metals and mining corporation with headquarters in London, United Kingdom.
Fraunhofer InstituteGermany The Fraunhofer Project Group for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS, headquartered in Alzenau and Hanau, explores new recycling and substitution possibilities for rare and critical materials. Together with industry partners new technologies for the recovery and sorting of recyclable materials are being developed.
Loser Chemie GmbH
GermanyDevelop and distribute environment-friendly products and services, focusing on: water treatment, auxiliaries for textile, paper and leather industry, but also we work on recycling of rare metals with strategic importance.
TU Bergakademie FreibergGermany TU Bergakademie is a modern university dedicated to resource issues that - out of its tradition in mining and metallurgy – gears its teaching and research in its key areas GEO, MATERIAL, ENERGY and ENVIRONMENT to the requirements of the future.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
GreeceAristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) supports research related to the natural and built environment, computing, new technologies and nanotechnology, telecommunications, industrial technologies, transport, biotechnology, biomedicine and health, agriculture, forestry and fishery, education and language, history and archaeology, social studies and economics.
National Technical University of Athens
GreeceBravo Partner National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) has expertise in the development and techno-economic evaluation of innovative processing technologies for the treatment of ores and industrial minerals, the development of novel technologies for the production of high added value materials from industrial minerals and from mining and metallurgical wastes.


HungaryGeonardo is an engineering and consultancy company providing cutting-edge solutions in the energy, environment and sustainable development fields. Established in 1999, Geonardo has become a leading SME in Central Eastern Europe with extensive experience in conceiving and implementing research and innovation projects under the EU programmes.
Rusal AughinishIreland RUSAL is a global leader in the aluminium industry. Its largest alumina refinery, Aughinish Alumina is one of the most technologically advanced and energy efficient facilities globally.
Trinity College Dublin
IrelandTrinity College Dublin offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across 24 schools and three faculties: arts, humanities, and social sciences; engineering, mathematics and science; and health sciences.
IrelandVotechnik is an Irish startup founded by Dr. Lisa O'Donoghue which has developed an LCD recycling solution to liberate valuable precious materials from the hazardous waste stream.
National Agency for New technologies Energy and Sustainable DevelopmentItaly ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development – Headquarter located in Rome (Italy)
University di Napoli (UNINA)
Italy The University of Naples Federico II (UNINA) is a university located in Naples, Italy. DiSTAR (Department of Earth, Environmental and Resources Sciences) of the University of Napoli Federico II is one of the oldest Italian research institutes devoted to Earth Sciences.
Hydro Aluminium
NorwayHydro is a global aluminium company with production, sales and trading activities throughout the value chain, from bauxite, alumina and energy generation to the production of primary aluminium and rolled products as well as recycling. Based in Norway, the company has 13,000 employees involved in activities in more than 50 countries on all continents.
NorwaySINTEF based in Norway is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia - broadly based, multidisciplinary research institute with international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences.
UC Rusal Engineering and Technology Centre LLC
RussiaUC Rusal Engineering and Technology Centre LLC: RUSAL is a global leader in the aluminium industry. A major competitive advantage of RUSAL is its in-house R&D, engineering and design resources, which enables the company to develop scientific ideas and turn them into cutting-edge technologies, state-of-the-art equipment and technically advanced facilities.
SpainACCIONA is a leader in the development and management of infrastructure, water, services and renewable energy. It is present in more than 30 countries in five continents. ACCIONA Infrastructure covers the whole of life infrastructure development, from engineering, construction, operation and maintenance.
CeinnmatSpainINNCEINNMAT, S.L. (CEINNMAT) is an industrial high-tech company (SME) established in Castellon, Spain, with an operational delegation for research and equipment development in Paterna (Science Park U. Valencia). The company is focused on proprietary technology development for raw material processing industrial processes, as well as the systems and the equipment development, within strategic sectors of mining, high added value materials, and energy.
TecnaliaSpainTECNALIA is the first privately funded applied research and technological development centre in Spain and one of the leading such centres in Europe. They mainly focused to: energy and environment, industry and transport, sustainable construction, health, etc.
Tecnicas Reunidas
SpainTecnicas Reunidas
Universitat Politecnica de
Valencia (UPVLC)
SpainThe Microwave Division (DiMaS) of the research institute ITACA at Universitat Politècnica de València (UPVLC) undertakes scientific and applied research, technological development and technology transfer initiatives in the field of microwave engineering. DiMaS also offers consultancy services of advice, high frequency measurements, and expert feasibility studies in projects of technological development, applicable to the microwave sector.

University of Hull

UKUniversity of Hull is a higher education institution in northern England with an extensive portfolio of R&D and consultancy across the environmental, marine and renewables sectors.

International Aluminium Institute
London, UK The International Aluminium Institute is a global industry association representing over 60% of global bauxite, alumina and aluminium production. Through the IAI, the aluminium industry promotes a wider understanding of its activities and demonstrates both its responsibility in producing the metal and the potential benefits of its products in sustainable applications and through recycling.

University of Limerick
IrelandUniversity of Limerick (UL)
BRAVO EIP Coordinator
Zaak TechnologiesGermanyZaak Technologies, based in Germany, is an innovation and technology development start-up company focusing on recycling industrial wastes into high value products.
Carr Communications
IrelandBased in Ireland, Carr Communications provide media, public relations, communications, and business / management training and development across Europe.
VITOBelgiumVITO is a leading European independent research and consultancy centre in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, elaborating solutions for the grand societal challenges of tomorrow: climate change, food security, a sustainable energy supply, the ageing population and scarcity of resources.
National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)
IrelandNational University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)
Swerea MEFOS Sweden Swerea is a world class research group for industrial renewal and sustainable development. Based in Sweden, our task is to produce, develop and disseminate research results in the following areas: Materials development; Production; and Product development.
EPA Ireland IrelandThe EPA are part of the Stakeholders Forum and a Non-Delivery Partner. The Environmental Protection Agency strongly endorses this project proposal. The EPA through its delivery of the National Environmental Research Programme and via
its National Resource Efficiency Programme, as well as through its regulatory functions for
the extractive industry, for waste management operations, and for IED activities, will seek
to leverage maximum support, engagement and application of the proposed research
activities and outputs. EPA research management staff will donate time, and where possible financial resources, to supporting the success of the commitment.
SPMLIreland /Australia SPML is a proven leader in the engineering and construction of diesel, gas, wind and solar power projects.
The BRAVO partnership consists of private SMEs, private large companies, Research and Technology Organisations, Public bodies, NGOs and academic partners. The BRAVO partners are from across the entire value chain of the aluminium sector from mining, alumina refining, aluminium smelting, recycling, metallurgical recovery, research, down steam by-products and social dissemination.


A key objective of BRAVO Raw Material Commitment is to foster widespread participation from private, public and non-governmental sectors including academia. The team would be delighted to engage with other relevant third parties to discuss participation in the BRAVO RMC.

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