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

JBI Bulletin (September 2020)

Total bauxite production declined in the review period mainly as a result of a shortfall in crude bauxite production. In September, total bauxite production amounted to 555kt, down 21% from the 703kt recorded over the same period last year. On a year to date basis, production accumulated to 5.7 million tones, which is 21% below…

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JBI Bulletin (August 2020)

A decline in alumina production coupled with the ongoing suspension of Alpart contributed to a fall in total bauxite production on a year-over-year basis. In August, total bauxite production which amounted to 655kt was down 11% relative to last year. The outturn for the month brings total bauxite production for the first eight months to…

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JBI Bulletin (July 2020)

In July, total bauxite production declined by 19% on a year-over-year basis to reach 688kt, as Alpart’s suspended operations continues to impact the industry’s performance. Total bauxite output was approximately 4.5 million tonnes for the first seven months of the year, which was 21% lower than levels registered for the same period last year. Crude…

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JBI Bulletin (June 2020)

In June, total bauxite production declined by 17% on a year-over-year basis to reach 699kt. Alpart’s absence continues to impact the Industry’s performance, though the full effect of its suspension is offset by increased production at the remaining plants in operation. Total bauxite output was approximately 3.85 million tonnes for the first half of the…

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