Research and Development
Alcoa in Australia invests over $25 million a year in R&D and employs over 80 scientists, engineers and support staff to work on developing processes and equipment to support cleaner production and maximum efficiency at Alcoa refineries worldwide.
This global research team, based at the Kwinana refinery in Western Australia, are the western world’s largest refining R&D group. They are also the largest gathering of industrial scientists and engineers in WA, and have the largest number of PhD’s working together in WA outside of a university or CSIRO.
Our research centre is also playing a key role in finding solutions to global climate change. This team of scientists are working to develop emission reduction technologies for alumina refineries.