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  • Albal Potline 6

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    The Aluminum Cell Technology in Alba’s Potline 6 Performs Above Expectations

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) announced that select pots in its new Potline 6 have passed the final performance tests with results exceeding the guarantees under the technology transfer agreement between Alba and Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA). The company officially inaugurated its new potline in November 2019, following its initial commissioning in December 2018. Completed in […]

  • Elysis

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    Elysis Produces First Commercial Batch of Carbon-Free Aluminum

    Elysis, the joint venture between Alcoa and Rio Tinto, announced that is has successfully produced the first commercial batch of aluminum without any direct carbon dioxide emissions at the Alcoa Technical Center (ATC) in Pittsburgh, PA — using a breakthrough, carbon-free smelting technology. The first purchase of the aluminum was made by Apple — a major […]

  • Pyrotek new plant in Dubai

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    Pyrotek Completing Construction on New Dubai Manufacturing Plant

    Pyrotek Inc. is scheduled to complete the construction of a new manufacturing facility the Jebel Ali Free Zone in western Dubai, United Arab Emirates in November. The facility is designed to enable the company to serve and supply the rapidly growing aluminum smelting operations of the Gulf region. “This plant will grow our footprint in […]

  • Andrée Laforest, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister Responsible for the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region, Gervais Jacques, managing director Atlantic Operations, Rio Tinto Aluminium, Vincent Christ, CEO, ELYSIS, Jean-François Cyr, President, Alcoa Canada, and Vice President, Operations – Americas, Alcoa Aluminium, The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Josée Néron, mayor of Saguenay.

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    Elysis Starts Construction on Its Smelting Technology Research and Development Center

    Elysis, the joint venture between Rio Tinto and Alcoa, marked the start of construction on its Research and Development Center in Saguenay, Canada, where the company will develop and commercialize its inert-anode smelting technology — which is said to be able to eliminate all direct greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the aluminum smelting process. Representatives […]

  • Trimet converted 120 electrolysis furnaces in its Essen aluminium smelter to trial operation as a virtual battery.

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    Trimet Starts Trial Operation of its “Virtual Battery”

    Trimet Aluminium SE began trial operation of its “virtual battery,” a technology aimed at making the energy intensive smelting process more flexible. The aluminum electrolysis process has traditionally required a constant supply of energy to remain stable, but this new approach allows for variations in energy input and more control over the smelting process. “We […]

  • UC Rusal

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    Scientists Develop Automated Electrolyte Composition Analysis for Aluminum Production

    Researchers from Siberian Federal University (SibFU) together with scientists from Siberian State Aerospace University, both in Russia, presented a new method for automatic composition analysis of samples from the electrolytic bath in potcells. This technology will provide for more accurate technological control and increase the efficiency of aluminum production. To improve the technological properties of the […]

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    Primary Aluminum Production

    US10151039 — SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PROTECTING ELECTROLYSIS CELL SIDEWALLS — Alcoa USA Corp. (USA) — A system is provided including an electrolysis cell configured to retain a molten electrolyte bath, the bath including at least one bath component, the electrolysis cell including: a bottom, and a sidewall consisting essentially of the at least one […]

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    Liberty Completes Purchase of the Aluminium Dunkerque Smelter

    GFG Alliance (owned by Sanjeev Gupta) completed its purchase of Aluminium Dunkerque, Europe’s largest aluminum smelter, from Rio Tinto for around US$500 million. GFG aims to make the smelter – to be renamed Liberty Aluminium Dunkerque – a foundation for a wider integrated manufacturing business serving the French and European markets. The acquisition paves the way for a downstream […]

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    U.S. Treasury Intends to Lift Rusal Sanctions

    The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced its intention to end sanctions on UC Rusal and its parent company En+. The sanctions were imposed in April 2018 targeted Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska and his business empire, which includes Rusal, En+, and other companies in which he owned stakes. The OFAC cited “malign activities” […]