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 (June 2019)

Despite the return of third-party sales of crude bauxite to the Asian market, total bauxite production remained below levels recorded last year. In June, total bauxite production fell by 4% to 846kt, marking a third consecutive month of decline for the year. On a positive note, the year-to-date results show production lagging just less than one per…

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JBI Bulletin (May 2019)

Total bauxite production continues to be impacted by the fallout in third-party sales of crude bauxite to the Asian market. In May, total bauxite production fell by 9% to 833kt, marking a second consecutive month of decline for the year. Crude bauxite output for the month was 263kt, a decline of 29% when compared with the corresponding…

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JBI Journal Call For Manuscript

The JBI Journal is a flagship publication of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute and is in keeping with our mission of maintaining good scholarly research. The Journal seeks to publish original scientific, socio-economic, legal and technical articles that highlight issues related to the international bauxite and alumina industry. The Journal’s targeted readership includes scientists, academics, industrialists,…

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JBI Bulletin (April 2019)

In April, total bauxite production declined by 5% on a year-over-year basis to reach 754kt. This outturn was the result of a drop in crude volumes generated for the Asian market, as well as, production disruptions at two of the island’s refineries. Low third party sale of crude bauxite persisted in the month forcing another downturn in…

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