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    European Aluminum Smelters Face Closures

    By Alton Tabereaux, Contributing Editor. The European primary aluminum industry has been deeply impacted by surging energy prices. This is due to a combination of factors, including increasing demand, skyrocketing natural gas prices, and insufficient quantities of affordable renewable (wind, solar, hydro) or nuclear energy. The invasion of Ukraine also significantly impacted supply chains, in […]

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    Addressing the Problem of Greenwashing in the Aluminum Industry

    By Subodh Das, Phinix, LLC, and Martin Hartlieb, Viami International Inc. Environmental sustainability has become a major trend across aluminum and other industries. A vast majority of companies are aspiring to achieve lower carbon resources in their operations and products, based on circular economy and Paris Agreement parameters. Generally, this trend is positive. However, while […]

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    The First Movers Coalition Launches Aluminum Sector

    The World Economic Forum has launched an aluminum sector for its First Movers Coalition (FMC), a global initiative aimed at harnessing the purchasing power of companies to decarbonize the seven industrial sectors that currently account for 30% of global emissions, including aluminum. “Technology has given us the tools to reduce our emissions and build a […]

  • Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park supplies power to the EGA aluminum smelter for the production of low carbon aluminum

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    EGA to Supply Solar Aluminum to HAI for Use in Automotive

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) in the UAE signed an agreement with Hammerer Aluminum Industries (HAI) in Austria for the supply of EGA’s CelestiAL solar aluminum. EGA supplies thousands of tonnes of aluminum to HAI each year — a proportion of which will now switch to CelestiAL. In addition, the agreement will ensure that finished profiles […]

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    EGA Signs Multiple Smelting Technology Agreements

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), based in the UAE, has a long legacy of developing aluminum smelting technology designed to increase production while limiting the amount energy required. Since the 1990s, the company has developed and implemented its own cell technologies throughout its smelters, including both expansions and retrofits of existing lines. EGA became the first […]

  • Alcoa Completes Energy Infrastructure Project at Its Deschambault Smelter

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    Alcoa Completes Energy Infrastructure Project at Its Deschambault Smelter

    Alcoa Corporation completed the installation of upgraded energy infrastructure at its Deschambault aluminum smelter in Quebec, Canada. The $47 million capital investment project is expected to improve stability, increase efficiency, and boost production at the smelter. “Through continuous improvement, we have been able to economically increase the capabilities of many of our assets,” said John […]

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    ELYSIS and Apple Collaborate to Use Carbon-Free Aluminum in the New iPhone

    ELYSIS, the joint venture between Alcoa and Rio Tinto, is strengthening its ties with Apple. The company has produced the first commercial-purity primary aluminum at industrial scale, which will be used in Apple products. The breakthrough technology produces oxygen instead of greenhouse gases (GHGs), and the achievement marks a major milestone in the production of […]

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    Hydro Invests in Carbon Capture to Eliminate Emissions from Aluminum Production

    Hydro is investing US$20 million in Verdox, a spin-off of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which is commercializing an all-electric carbon capture technology. The new technology will be applicable for capturing emissions from both aluminum production and directly from the air. It will be utilized at Hydro’s aluminum smelters to reduce their overall carbon […]