Services We Provide

 

Pilot Plant

The pilot plant was constructed in 1984 to upgrade the scientific and technological capabilities of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI)....

 

The JBI Plant Nursery

Constructed in 2004 with a grant of J$1.7 million from the G. Raymond Chang Foundation, the JBI Plant Nursery has...

 

Library

The JBI Information and Documentation Centre is the major information unit on bauxite and related subjects.  It falls under the...

 

Laboratory

The JBI's analytical laboratories undertake a wide range of analytical testing - both chemical and mineralogical; and processability testing. Routine...

 

Exploration

The JBI conducts exploration programmes in an effort to expand the database of knowledge about Jamaica's bauxites. This includes surveying/mapping...

JBI Mission

The mission of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute is to maintain an unwavering commitment to effective regulatory enforcement, good scholarly and market-based research as well as the facilitation of investment in plant expansion and renewal, without degrading the environment.

RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

COVID-19 Impact Preliminary Assessment

The global commodity’s value chain is seeing disruptions due to the spread of the Coronavirus, with reports of increased build in inventories of aluminium, steel and zinc. Bauxite enterprises in Jamaica, while concerned about the spread of the virus, have reported, except for Alpart, that currently there is no impact on operations. However, given the…

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JBI Bulletin (March 2020)

The pace of decline in the bauxite production softened in March, despite the absence of Alpart’s operation and restrictions imposed by Covid-19. Total bauxite production for the month amounted to 635kt; declining 15% year-over-year as opposed to the 30% contraction recorded in February. This softening was primarily due to an increase in March’s crude bauxite…

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JBI Bulletin (February 2020)

Bauxite Production marginally improved month-over-month in February with Windalco showing signs of recovery relative to its performance last year. However, output was down year-over-year mainly due to Alpart going offline to facilitate an upgrade. In February, total bauxite production amounted to 568kt, down 30% relative to last year. Crude bauxite output, while improving by 20kt…

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JBI Bulletin (January 2020)

The suspension of Alpart’s operations and limited output for third party crude sales reduced bauxite production relative to last year. In January, total bauxite production totaled 541kt, down 41% relative to last year. Crude bauxite output dipped by 39% to 179kt as output for sales in the Asian market did not materialize as expected. Increased…

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