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  • FYI Resources (FYI) begins the third joint high-purity alumina (HPA) extended pilot plant trial in partnership with Alcoa of Australia
  • The extended pilot plant trial was designed to incorporate process and operating refinements with the objective to enhance and optimise FYI’s HPA refining process
  • The success of the first two trials continued to increase the understanding of the process flowsheet
  • The trial will operate on a 24/7 basis from January 18 to January 25 and FYI will keep the market updated as work continues
  • Shares in FYI are up 3.01 per cent on the market and are trading at 42.8 cents

FYI Resources (FYI) has begun the third joint high-purity alumina (HPA) extended pilot plant trial in partnership with Alcoa of Australia.

Founded in 1958, Alcoa of Australia represents one of the world’s largest integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting systems.

It is 60 per cent owned by Alcoa Corporation and 40 per cent by Alumina (AWC) and has two bauxite mines in Western Australia. three alumina refineries in WA, one aluminium smelter in Victoria, two port facilities in WA and two Alcoa Farmlands sites in WA.

The extended pilot plant trial was designed to incorporate various process and operating refinements for trial with the objective to enhance and optimise FYI’s HPA refining process.

The success of the first two trials continued to increase the understanding of the process flowsheet.

FYI believes the process improvements achieved will add significant value to the project through enhancements to the flowsheet and reductions in capital and operating costs.

The trial will operate on a 24/7 basis from January 18 to January 25 and FYI will keep the market updated as work continues.

Shares in FYI were up 3.01 per cent on the market this morning and were trading at 42.8 cents at 11:54 am AEDT.

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