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  • Ali Al Baqali, CEO of Alba (left), and Prof. Riyad Yousif Hamzah, president of the University of Bahrain (right), sign an MOU at the Alba premises. aluminum research

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    Alba Signs MOU to Enhance Cooperation on Scientific Aluminum Research

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) signed an MOU with the University of Bahrain to boost cooperation between the two entities in various areas of aluminum research and academic programs. “This MOU is an extension of the collective initiatives over the years between Alba and University of Bahrain in different fields,” said Ali Al Baqali, CEO of […]

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    U.S. Walks Back Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum

    The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) removed Section 232 tariffs on P1020 aluminum (non-alloyed, unwrought primary aluminum), following consultations with the Canadian government. This is based on the USTR’s determination that trade of P1020 aluminum would normalize by the end of 2020, with average monthly imports declining by 50% from the monthly average in the period of January […]

  • Krasnoyarsk Smelter implents Eco-Soderberg smelting technology

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    Rusal Converts Krasnoyarsk Smelter to EcoSøderberg Technology

    UC Rusal completed the transition of cell technology at its Krasnoyarsk (KrAZ) aluminum smelter to EcoSøderberg technology. The EcoSøderberg process is one of many developments achieved by Rusal’s Engineering and Technology Center. The process uses an improved design of the exhaust fume removal system which ensures a high degree of hermetic sealing, as well as an optimized anode […]

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    Apple Commits to Become Carbon Neutral

    Apple unveiled a plan to become carbon neutral across its entire business, manufacturing supply chain, and product life cycle by 2030. According to the company, it is already carbon neutral today for its global corporate operations. This new commitment will mean that by 2030, every Apple device sold will have net zero climate impact. “Businesses have […]

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    USMCA Implemented Amidst Fears Tariffs Will Be Reimposed on Canada

    The Aluminum Association applauded the implementation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), calling it an historic achievement for the North American aluminum industry. The agreement, ratified by all three countries, officially went into effect on July 1, 2020. “We greatly appreciate the efforts of the U.S., Canadian, and Mexican governments in ensuring this trade agreement guarantees […]

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    LME Plans to Implement Low-Carbon Aluminum Trading

    The London Metal Exchange (LME) is planning to create a trading platform specifically designed for users who wish to source low-carbon aluminum — such as those operating in the transportation or packaging industries. In the primary aluminum industry, low carbon aluminum is typically determined as being aluminum produced using renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectricity, […]

  • Hydro Albras aluminum smelter

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    Albras Restarts Primary Aluminum Production Line in Brazil

    The Albras primary aluminum facility in Brazil restarted operation of one of its production lines, after a fire caused power outage in March forced the shutdown of 25% of capacity. The plant’s three other lines were unaffected and there were no injuries. Albras is 51% owned by Hydro and 49% owned by Nippon Amazon Aluminum. The smelter […]

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    Trimet Starts Up New Anode Baking Furnace

    Trimet Aluminium SE commissioned a new €12 million anode baking furnace for the production of carbon anodes at its aluminum smelter in Hamburg, Germany. The new anode furnace replaces an eight-year-old furnace, ensuring greater energy efficiency. “With the new baking furnace, we will produce even more energy efficiently in the future,” said Dr. Andreas Lützerath, executive board member […]