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Hydro, the only fully integrated company in the aluminum sector operating in Brazil, is sponsoring the event for the second time. This year, the meeting will address developments in health, environment and safety fields, as well as research focused on production and cost improvements. The event will also discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the global perspectives of the bauxite, alumina, and aluminium industries.

"The event is a recognized space for discussions about the sector. Hydro is proud to contribute to encouraging the sharing of best practices and the integration of all professionals in the industry," says Raphael Costa, Bauxite & Alumina Technology Director at Hydro.

In 2020, the event will take place online and its participants will be able to take part in around 80 panels, where they will have the opportunity to interact with experts. The public can also visit exhibition stands, download technical material, access virtual meeting rooms, all to the integration among researchers, engineers, suppliers, manufacturers, and students.

About the event – ICSOBA 2020 (The International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium) is an internationally recognized, non-profit association, which brings together professionals from the main bauxite, alumina, and aluminium producing companies, and researchers and consultants from all over the world. The association promotes the exchange of ideas and results of the work from different research areas related to the exploration and mining of bauxite and the production of alumina and aluminium.