Raw materials

The world of raw materials is almost as old as humanity itself. Since humans began constructing shelters and tools, the materials offered by the Earth have been precious resources that we have never ceased to study, extract, and harvest. Today, steel, aluminum, and cement represent a huge portion of the materials used for the vast majority of elements in our daily lives.

Even in an increasingly environmentally conscious world, and with recycling becoming more optimized and encouraged, it is not always possible to produce materials from recycled sources, especially as demand continues to grow. This means that we are constantly extracting raw materials.


For cement production, it is still essential to extract minerals for the production of clinker, notably limestone, as well as other minerals used in small percentages.


For aluminum, the industry has evolved significantly, and aluminum is infinitely recyclable. However, this does not prevent the fact that the growing demand requires new aluminum to be produced each year. This primary aluminum is produced from alumina, which is obtained from bauxite. Bauxite is a mineral raw material extracted worldwide, which we also trade. It is also true that bauxite finds other uses depending on its quality, notably in alumina cements.


In the world of steel, the principle is very similar to aluminum. Steel is recyclable, but the demand far exceeds production from recycled material. Therefore, it is still essential today to extract iron ore to produce pig iron in blast furnaces and then continue its transformation cycle into different types of steel. Iron ore is also used in the production of clinker.

Our Challenge

Furthermore, these industries are very energy-intensive since these ores must be melted to be transformed into our everyday products, and this process therefore requires a lot of heat, produced by combustion for primary steel and clinker. Solid fuels are thus also part of our daily operations. Today, thanks to the efforts of all and legislation, more and more substitute fuels are being used in the industries we work with. Industrial and urban waste often represent a qualitatively sufficient source to produce the necessary energy, the main problem being the quantitative aspect. Although we all try to reduce the use of fossil fuels as much as possible, solid fuels extracted such as coal and petroleum coke (a by-product in refineries) are still used in these industries and also for electricity production. We are able to offer these fuels worldwide. We therefore closely monitor the evolution of industries. Today, we have the ability to offer a multitude of extraction raw materials for these cement, steel, aluminum, and electricity production industries.



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