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  • Alcoa Plans Restart of Aluminum Smelting Capacity at Alumar in Brazil

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    Alcoa Plans to Restart Aluminum Smelting Capacity at Alumar in Brazil

    Alcoa Corporation plans to restart idled capacity at its Alumar smelter in São Luís, Brazil, which has been fully curtailed since 2015. Once fully operational, the restarted lines will be able to produce up to 268,000 tonnes of aluminum per year. “Our restart decision is based on an analysis that shows the smelter can be […]

  • TRIMET aluminum casting machine

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    Trimet Commissions New Casting Machine at Its Voerde Smelter

    Trimet Aluminium SE commissioned a new casting machine for aluminum sows at its aluminum smelter in Voerde, Germany. Prior to this, the smelter delivered 99.9% pure aluminum in liquid form to its local customers and the Trimet foundry in Essen, Germany. Now, the site is able to produce its own block metal. “The casting machine […]

  • Aluminium Stewardship Initiative signs MOU with CRU Group - aluminum industry - Emissions Analysis Tool - sustainability data

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    ASI Working with CRU Group to Improve Aluminum Sustainability Data Transparency

    The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), the leading certification organization for aluminum sustainability, signed an MOU with CRU Group, the global mining and metals business intelligence company. The goal of the agreement is to improve sustainability data integration in the primary aluminum industry. “One tonne of metal looks much like another, but their impact on sustainability […]

  • Alma smelter - Rio TInto

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    Elysis Began Construction of Its Commercial-Scale Inert Anode Cells

    Elysis, the joint venture company led by Alcoa and Rio Tinto, started construction on the first commercial-scale prototype cells using its proprietary inert anode technology. The demonstration cells are being installed at Rio Tinto’s Alma smelter in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec. The new technology is said to eliminate all direct greenhouse gases from the aluminum smelting process. […]

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    Study on Potential Technology to Decarbonize Alumina Industry

    Rio Tinto has partnered with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to study whether hydrogen can replace natural gas in alumina refineries to reduce emissions. Rio Tinto will conduct a A$1.2 million feasibility study, equally funded with ARENA through a A$580,000 grant, into using clean hydrogen to replace natural gas in the calcination process of […]

  • UC Rusal - Krasnoyarsk

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    Rusal to Transform into Two Separate Companies

    UC Rusal, a metals segment of EN+ Group, is pursuing a demerger of its higher carbon assets in order to form two businesses with separate strategies. The move is inline with the company’s ambitious environmental goals and strategy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, while continuing to grow its share of value-added products (VAP). Rusal […]

  • Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) - aluminum smelting pot cells

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    EGA Starts Up 26 New Cells In Its Al Taweelah Expansion

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) started up the first section of an expansion project in potline 1 at its Al Taweelah aluminum smelter. “This project to expand our production at Al Taweelah is part of our ongoing debottlenecking of production and investment in high return growth opportunities,” said Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer of EGA. […]