At the end of the conference six papers were announced for the best paper award. The awards are dedicated to recognizing outstanding papers across the entire program.
Among the criteria taken into consideration for the best paper award were: the highest presentation skills, practical application, detailed elaboration of the idea and prospects for widening of application. In the respective session categories, the best paper awards went to:
|Development of a Model for Optimization of Bauxite Sources to Achieve Operational Excellence in Alumina Refinery||Hindalco||Sagar Pandit, Vikram Usulkar, Asutosh Acharya, Sandeep Patil and Kaushal Gupta|
|The Transition to Low Carbon in Alumina Refining||Rusal Aughinish||Stephan Beaulieu and Rioch Magan|
|Transforming Bauxite Residue into an Alternative Cement via Vitrification, a Scalable Solution?||KU Leuven||Michiel Giels, Tobias Hertel and Yiannis Pontikes|
|Production of Bio-Binders from Pyrolysis Condensates and its Interaction with Calcined Petroleum Coke||SINTEF||Gøril Jahrsengene, Stein Rørvik, Anne Støre, Liang Wang and Øyvind Skreiberg|
|Potlife and Pot Design Evolution at Alcoa Deschambault||Alcoa||Jayson Tessier, Patrice Doiron, Simon Beaulieu, Mark Rheaume and Claude Gauthier|
|Protection Against Open Circuit in ALPSYS Pot Control System||Rio Tinto Aluminium Pechiney||Pierre Marcellin and Antoine Garnier|