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    Rusal Starts Up New Low Carbon Aluminum Smelter

    UC Rusal opened the first phase of its Taishet aluminum smelter, one of the world’s most advanced low-carbon aluminum production plants. Based in Taishet, Siberia, Russia, the smelter combines state-of-the-art technologies and hydropower to produce low-carbon aluminum. “The opening of our new low-carbon aluminum smelter in Taishet is an important milestone in Rusal’s journey to […]

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    Alcoa to Restart Aluminum Smelting Capacity in Australia and Brazil

    Alcoa Corporation plans to restart curtailed capacity at its smelters in Australia and Brazil. In addition to restarting capacity, the company is working to improve the sustainability of the sites by increasing the use of renewable energy. Portland, Australia Alcoa plans to restart 35,000 tonnes of capacity per year, which had been idled in 2009, […]

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    Elysis Moves Toward Commercial Demonstration of Its Carbon Free Aluminum Technology

    Elysis, the joint venture between Rio Tinto and Alcoa, has successfully produced aluminum without any direct greenhouse emissions using its proprietary inert anode technology at its Industrial Research and Development Center in Saguenay, Quebec, Canada. According to the company, this marks a significant milestone in moving toward a full industrial cell design at a size […]

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    IAI Models Decarbonization Scenario to Help Drive Emissions Reductions

    The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) has modeled a 1.5 Degree Scenario to guide the aluminum industry’s efforts to meet global climate goals. The modeling is based on International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Net-Zero by 2050 scenario, combined with the IAI’s material flow analysis and future demand scenarios. According to the IAI, this scenario is the most […]

  • Rio Tinto-Carbfix-Carbfix CEO Edda Sif Aradottir and Rio Tinto Aluminium Chief Executive Ivan Vella at Carbfix facilities.

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    Rio Tinto and Carbfix Partner to Implement Carbon Capture and Storage

    Rio Tinto signed an MOU with Carbfix through which the two companies will partner to implement a technology for capturing carbon and permanently storing it underground at the ISAL aluminum smelter in Iceland. Called the Coda Terminal, this will be the world’s first carbon mineral storage hub — making ISAL the first smelter where carbon […]

  • 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 […]