All Magnetite

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New technology for carbon dioxide-free asphalt is presented, but incentives are needed

20 October 2021
The SMMART project has developed technology for carbon dioxide-free heating of asphalt where magnetite and microwaves play an important role. The goal is to develop a commercially viable method for carbon dioxide-free asphalt production.

Key mineral: Magnetite

9 September 2020
Here at LKAB Minerals, we process and trade more than thirty different minerals that go into a wide range of applications. The role of industrial minerals in day-to-day life is not known to all of us, through a series of articles, we will highlight some of the key minerals present in essential products and services.
CSP at Ben Guerir - incl TES

Magnetite: perfect mineral for sustainable heat storage

15 July 2020
Magnetite has proven to be the ideal mineral for energy storage. In cooperation with the University of Barcelona and the international research institute CIC Energigune, LKAB Minerals researches how magnetite can be effectively used as thermal energy storage material. The first results from a Moroccan pilot plant with thermal energy storage (TES) tanks show that high efficiency of energy storage is possible. “Energy storage in magnetite is remarkably applicable in industries worldwide”, says Leon Hendriks, Business Development Manager Magnetite at LKAB.

Webinar: Magnetite and Thermal Storage

Wednesday 29 July 2020, 11.00 BST
Join the CPD approved webinar on the 29th July to learn more about Magnetite in Thermal Storage applications.
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LKAB annual and sustainability report 2019

8 May 2020
During 2019, LKAB achieved strong earnings as a result of stable production and favourable market conditions, despite lower delivery volumes.
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Overcoming hydrostatic pressure in Central London

17 February 2020
During 2017, LKAB Minerals supplied 400 tonnes of MagnaDense to the Kilburn project in North West London for a residential and commercial construction project, replacing five old buildings with new.

Energy Storage Europe 2021

16-18 March 2021
Because of the Coronavirus, this event has been postponed with one year. It remains however that storing energy in Magnetite for industrial applications is a new and exciting opportunity for LKAB Minerals.
CSP at Ben Guerir - incl TES

Sun energy takes Magnetite bath

14 January 2020
Magnetite coming from cold northern Sweden will be used in sunny warm Morocco to store heat from a concentrated solar plant.
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Carbon dioxide-free asphalt could reduce Sweden’s emissions by one per cent

16 December 2019
Asphalt is traditionally heated using energy from fossil fuels, and asphalt handling accounts for one per cent of Sweden's carbon dioxide emissions.