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  • Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to power EGA's aluminum smelter

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    EGA Harnesses the Power of the Sun to Produce Aluminum

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) have achieved a sustainability milestone in enabling the production of aluminum using solar power — making the United Arab Emirates (UAE) the first country in the world to do so. Harnessing the Sun The availability of solar power on the scale needed for […]

  • A new process has the potential to use up to 90% less energy than conventional recycling. (Photo: Bård Gudim)

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    Hydro Launches Industrial Pilot for New Recycling Technology

    Hydro is working with Nuvosil, a circular economy start-up based in Norway, to launch an industrial pilot project on new technologies for the recycling of aluminum and silicon. The aim of the project is to significantly reduce energy consumption and processing costs. The Low Energy Recycling (LER) project is being developed by consortium partners Hydro […]

  • Aluminum coils in the press shop at the Audi site in Neckarsulm

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    Audi is the First Car Manufacturer to Receive the ASI Chain of Custody Standard

    Audi successfully achieved the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Chain of Custody Standard for its rolled material press shop operations at its production facilities in Neckarsulm and Ingolstadt, Germany. The company’s press shops use aluminum sheet material to manufacture automotive body panels for its vehicles. The scrap aluminum from these operations is collected in a separate […]

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    Study Finds Aluminum Packaging Least Impactful on Environment

    A life-cycle assessment of drink containers, conducted at the University of Southampton in the U.K., found that aluminum packaging causes the least environmental impact (in the pressurized beverage category) when compared with containers made from other materials. The research findings are published in Detritus, the Journal for Waste Resources and Residues. As different beverages have different packaging […]

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    U.S. DOC Launches New Aluminum Import Monitoring Program

    The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) launched its new Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis (AIM) system, which will enable the DOC to collect and publish data on aluminum imports. This will serve as an early warning mechanism to help spot trends and shifts in trade flows that might warrant industry or government action. “The new program will […]

  • Salt Aluminyum - primary aluminum ingots

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    LME Commits to Sustainability Strategy for Aluminum

    The London Metal Exchange (LME) plans to move forward with its sustainability strategy. This decision follows supportive feedback from its discussion paper process started in August. “We are grateful for all the feedback we received as part of the discussion process,” said Matthew Chamberlain, chief executive of the LME. “We are mindful of the diverse views […]

  • Figure 1. The 45 MN, 10 inch direct press was designed with the demands of the automotive industry in mind.

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    Hydro Cressona Serves Automotive Industry with New Highly Automated Press Line

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. The Hydro Extrusion North America facility in Cressona, PA, has been in operation since 1942, when it was commissioned by the U.S. government to support World War II efforts. Today, the over 1.6 million sq ft site has ten direct and indirect extrusion presses, ranging in sizes from 10 to […]