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    Rio Tinto First to Achieve ASI Certification for Sustainable Practices

    Rio Tinto is the first company in the world to receive Performance Standard certifications under the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), a global program designed to ensure environmental, social, and governance standards are increasingly embedded in aluminum production, use and recycling. This follows an independent third party audit performed by BNQ (Bureau de Normalisation du Québec), which was […]

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    Arabal 2017: Advances in Primary Aluminum Technology and Sustainability

    By Andrew Hall, Alken. The 21st Arab International Aluminium Conference (Arabal 2017) took place at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Bandar hotel in Muscat, Oman over the period November 6-9, 2017. The event was hosted by Sohar Aluminium and held under the patronage of H.H. Sayyid Harib bin Thuwaini bin Shihab Al Said, assistant secretary general of […]

  • The upgraded EcoSøderburg potroom at the IrkAZ smelter.

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    Developing Technologies for the Future: Interview with Victor Mann, UC Rusal

    UC Rusal has recently invested in the development and implementation of several cutting edge technologies in primary aluminum production and downstream processing at its facilities in Russia, as well as bringing a number of innovative products to the market. Victor Mann, who has been technical director of Rusal since 2005, is in charge of research and […]

  • Rusal RA-550

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    Rusal Launches RA-550 Pilot Plant

    UC Rusal launched a pilot operation with eight new-generation RA-550 pots at its Sayanogorsk (SAZ) aluminum smelter. The US$30 million pilot is the result of three years of technology development within the company’s Technical Directorate. “The successful launch of the RA-550 technology is a true breakthrough event for Rusal,” said Victor Mann, technical director of […]

  • Alro S.A.

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    Alro’s Continuous Investment Strategy Secures Leading Position

    By Goran Djukanovic, Aluminum Market Analyst & Consultant. Alro S.A., located in Slatina, Romania, is largest aluminum smelter in South Eastern Europe and among the largest integrated aluminum producers in Europe. Alro is able to maintain this leading position in the industry with its vertically integrated production capacity, access to competitively priced raw materials, and continuous […]

  • Hydro Aluminium

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    Hydro Inaugurates Karmøy Pilot Plant

    Hydro along with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg inaugurated its primary aluminum pilot plant in Karmøy, Norway. The technology pilot at Karmøy is an industrial-scale test plant, which Hydro’s will use to verify its new technology for aluminum electrolysis — which the company believes is the world’s most climate and energy efficient. The ambition of […]

  • Alcoa Warrick aluminum smelter

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    Alcoa Plans Partial Restart of Warrick Aluminum Smelter

    Alcoa Corporation plans to restart three of five potlines at its Warrick Operations aluminum smelter near Evansville, IN, which had been previously closed in March 2016. The remaining two potlines will be classified as curtailed capacity and will remain idle. The three restarted potlines will directly supply the Warrick rolling mill, which serves the North American […]