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    Trimet Commissions New Casting Machine

    Trimet Aluminium SE expanded its production capacity for aluminum sows with the installation of a new casting machine at its smelter in Hamburg, Germany. The facility can now cast around 45,000 tonnes of the aluminum sows — almost doubling capacity. “The new casting machine allows us to respond even more flexibly to our customers’ needs […]

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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 […]

  • Century Aluminum - Iceland smelter - aluminum billet expansion

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    Century Aluminum to Expand Low-Carbon Billet Production in Iceland

    Century Aluminum Company started construction of a new low-carbon billet casthouse at its Norðurál Grundartangi smelter in Iceland. The new $120 million value-added casthouse will be able to produce low-carbon Natur-Al™ billet, as well as increase production of primary foundry alloys. “We are very excited to bring billet production to Grundartangi and, beginning in 2024, […]

  • 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 […]

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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 […]

  • 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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    ICSOBA 2021 Issues Call for Papers

    The International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium (ICSOBA) will host ICSOBA 2021 – the 39th International Conference and Exhibition on November 22-25, as part of a hybrid event that will take place both online and in Manama, Bahrain. “We will monitor the situation of COVID-19 in Bahrain and globally and the event […]

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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 […]