November 10 and 11, 2021 at Centre des congrès de Trois-Rivières (CECi)

The JER is a unique opportunity for students, researchers, professionals, technicians, professors and industry stakeholders to meet, discuss and share their knowledge of aluminum. This year, the Centre de métallurgie du Québec is responsible for the organization of the the 18th edition of the JER in collaboration with the REGAL team. The event will be held in parallel with the Colloque Aluminium + organized by the Centre de métallurgie du Québec (CMQ), AluQuébec and the Centre québécois de recherche sur le développement de l’aluminium (CQRDA). 

JER 2021 presents :
– Six student conferences (1/institution)
– Three training sessions on aluminum-related topics
– One student scientific poster session (65 on average)
– More than 10 cash prizes awarded to the best posters and the best lecture
– Access to the Aluminium Colloque + workshops
– Repas Réseautage

Preliminary agenda (see Schedule and participant booklet)

Formations (See Schedule and participant booklet)


Thank you to our sponsors

The contribution of the sponsors to the JER is invaluable. First, manu prizes ares awarded from the sponsorship money. The prizes are awarded to many who stand out for the quality of their work. Also, the sponsorship allow to cover various expenses related to the organization of the event, thus making the registration free (but mandatory!).

If you wish to fund the event, please refer to our visibility plan for sponsors and contact the REGAL’s direction.

ALUMINIUM Sponsors | > 5000$

AluQuébec, Québec’s aluminium cluster. As a federative instance for all stakeholders of the ecosystem, AluQuébec encourages the development and valuation of the value chain of Québec’s aluminium industry around concrete solutions to develop the industry’s full potential and increase the use of aluminium in Québec. AluQuébec’s role is to act as a lever for Québec’s aluminium industry by ensuring the coherence and the convergence between the primary and the transformation sectors, the equipment manufacturers and all the innovation and the R&D instances, to facilitate and encourage global and promising action taking, which will benefit Québec’s ecosystem as a whole.

The Centre d’expertise et d’innovation sur l’aluminium (CeiAl) is an initiative of AluQuébec and has a mandate to provide knowledge on standards and alloys, to relay good practices and to offer technical support to the professionals of the industry, in order to promote the use of aluminium, particularly in sectors such as transportation equipment, infrastructures and bridges, and sustainable construction and buildings. The CeiAl team supports the businesses, the professionals and the buyer with the aim to facilitate aluminium’s integration and is intended as a partner in the development of concepts that will enable the creation of innovating projects featuring aluminium.

 ALUMINE Sponsors | 2000 à 4999 $

With close to 15,000 employees working in more than 35 locations across the country, Rio Tinto is Canada’s largest mining and metallurgical company and one of the largest in the world. Our Canadian operations include Rio Tinto Aluminium, headquartered in Montreal, Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium, IOC and Diavik Diamond Mine. Our aluminium smelters are among the cleanest and most energy-efficient on the planet and we are the largest private producer of renewable hydroelectric power in Canada. We operate port facilities as well as two railways, our R&D centers are the pioneers of some of the most important innovations in the industry, and we are committed to ensuring that our presence creates value and opportunities beyond our operations.

CQRDA is technically and financially supporting innovative projects related to aluminum field. Through its monitoring, liaison and R & D activities, we actively promote links between educational institutions, SMEs and equipment manufacturers. CQRDA is innovating with you!

ELYSIS, a Canadian Technology company delivering disruptive innovation for aluminium smelting, is heralding the start of a new era for the global aluminium industry. ELYSIS™ technology puts an end to the use of carbon anodes in the aluminium smelting process, eliminates all direct greenhouse gas emissions from the aluminium smelting process and is the first technology ever to emit oxygen as its by-product. An unprecedented partnership of Alcoa and Rio Tinto, supported by the Canadian Government and the Québec Government, through the participation of Investissement Québec, led to the formation of ELYSIS in 2018. ELYSIS has established its head­quarters in Montréal and an industrial develop­ment site in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region in Canada. ELYSIS Technology Development teams based in France and the United States are also part of its global organization. The ELYSIS team is relentlessly working on refining the ELYSIS™ technology, aiming to bring it to commercial size by 2024.

The Consortium de recherche et d’innovation en transformation métallique (CRITM) is one of the nine sectoral industrial research organizations across Quebec. Its mission is to foster innovation among metal transformation companies and help them grow their earning potential. The organization supports research projects and research companies/centers in a variety of fields, including process development, metal product design, energy efficiency, and environmental footprint reduction.

CRITM currently numbers about 70 members and is involved in 32 collaborative research projects worth $36.3 M, including $8.8 M in contributions from CRITM.

Alcoa is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products, and is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since developing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability, and stronger communities wherever we operate.

BAUXITE Sponsors | 500 à 1999 $