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    Prolind Aluminum Opens New Remelt-Recycle Facility in Paraíba Valley

    Prolind Aluminum, headquartered in São José dos Campos, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, opened a new facility this February, in the Paraíba Valley. The new remelting plant recycles aluminum profiles, which will be used for the production of new products. Consequently, the company is positioning itself as the only Brazilian company in the […]

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    Nissan Uses Closed-Loop Al Recycling System to Produce 2021 Rogue

    The all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue is the company’s first vehicle built using a closed-loop recycling system for aluminum parts. The system helps reduce CO2 emissions compared with using parts made with primary alloys. It also promotes the use of materials that don’t rely on newly mined resources, and reduces the amount of waste from factories. […]

  • 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 […]

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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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    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 […]

  • Alvance Aluminium plans to invst in recycling and casting operations at its Fort Williams Smelter

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    ALVANCE Aluminium Plans to Expand Its Fort William Operations

    ALVANCE Aluminium, a member of GFG Alliance, plans to invest £94 million (US$124.4 million) in its Fort William smelter in Scotland. The project will expand the plant’s capabilities to include a new recycling and casting facility for the production of GREENALUMINIUM billet. “Recycling aluminum saves 95% of the energy needed to produce primary aluminum and is a […]

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    Shawinigan Aluminium Invests in New Recycling Center

    Shawinigan Aluminium Inc. (SAI) is currently investing US$7 million to build a new aluminum recycling center adjacent to its billet casthouse in Quebec, Canada. The closed-loop operation will recycle clean process scrap from Rio Tinto and other aluminum manufacturers in order to meet customer demand for products made with recycled aluminum. SAI’s new remelt plant will be […]