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 (January 2021)

Despite the challenges of achieving growth in the context of a health pandemic, the bauxite and alumina industry started 2021 on a positive note. In January, both the alumina and bauxite sectors improved, which lifted total bauxite production to 625kt. The outturn, which reflects an increase of 16% when compared with January 2020, is an…

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JBI Bulletin (December 2020)

Mixed performances from the bauxite and alumina sectors saw the industry faltering in the last month of 2020. In December, total bauxite production amounted to 689kt, reflecting a 5% decline from the 724kt produced December 2019. The year-on-year fall does not augur well for the industry that has been disadvantaged by Alpart’s suspended operations. Preliminary…

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JBI Bulletin (November 2020)

In November, total bauxite production amounted to 537kt, an increase of 2% when compared with a year ago. The moderate improvement in the month was on account of a rise in crude bauxite production amidst a fall in alumina output. The accumulated bauxite production in the first eleven months amounted to 6.8 million tonnes, which…

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JBI Bulletin (October 2020)

October represents the first benchmark period where Alpart’s operations are excluded from the monthly year-on-year comparisons. Against this background, total bauxite production increased by 13% to 626kt with relative improvement in bauxite and alumina production. Notwithstanding, the suspension of Alpart’s operations continues to impact the year-to-date statistics. Accumulated bauxite production in the first ten months…

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