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    Rio Tinto to Supply Responsibly Sourced Aluminum to BMW

    Under a new partnership, Rio Tinto plans to provide responsibly sourced aluminum to the BMW Group’s vehicle production plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, for use in body components beginning in 2024. Low-carbon primary aluminum from Rio Tinto’s hydro-powered operations in Canada, combined with recycled content, could generate a reduction of up to 70% in CO2 […]

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    Powerful Aston Martin Superbike Engine is Made of Aluminum

    Aston Martin, U.K., and Brough Superior, France, introduced their strictly limited-edition superbike, the AMB 001 Pro, at the Milan Motorcycle Show in November. Aston Martin was responsible for the design, and Brough Superior for the engineering of  the superbike, which follows in the footsteps of Aston Martin’s first motorcycle (the AMB 001, released in 2019). […]

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    Constellium Supplies Auto Body Sheet for Maserati Grecale

    Constellium is supplying aluminum auto body sheet for the new Maserati Grecale, the OEM’s first fully-electric SUV. The aluminum producer is the primary supplier of auto body sheet solutions for the closures of the Maserati Grecale, including the hood, liftgate, and doors. All of the auto body sheet for the Grecale are supplied from Constellium’s […]

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    Gränges to Invest in Battery Foil Production in the U.S.

    Gränges is expanding its production facility in Newport, Arkansas, to enable production of aluminum battery cathode foil. This kind of foil is a critical component in the manufacturing of the lithium-ion batteries necessary for a transition to electric vehicles. “With this investment, we will be the first domestic producer of battery foil,” said Patrick Lawlor, […]

  • Breaking ground. From left: Emilie LaGrow, Village Manager, Village of Cassopolis. Eivind Kallevik, Executive Vice President Hydro Aluminium Metal. Hilde Merete Aasheim, President & CEO. Charles «Chuck» Johnson President of US Aluminum Association. Anniken Ramberg Krutnes, Norwegian ambassador to the United States. Congressman Tim Walberg. Bob Hance, MEC President & CEO. David Johnson, President, Village of Cassopolis.

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    Hydro Breaks Ground on Greenfield Recycling Facility in Michigan

    Hydro broke ground on a new $150 million state-of-the-art aluminum recycling facility located at the Southwest Michigan Advanced Research and Technology (SMART) Park in Cassopolis, Michigan. Along with a number of other recycling projects underway, the new facility in Cassopolis will be a key stepping-stone in Hydro’s ambition of doubling recycling of post-consumer aluminum by […]

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    Bonded Aluminum Chassis Will Make the Polestar 5 Faster and Safer

    Polestar, the Swedish premium electric performance car maker, announced that its forthcoming Polestar 5 four-door GT will feature a brand new, bespoke, bonded aluminum chassis. The bonded aluminum chassis was developed in-house by over 280 engineers from Polestar’s U.K. R&D team based in Coventry, England, and demonstrates Polestar’s industry leading in-house engineering and R&D capabilities […]

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    Graphene Aluminum-Ion Battery Pilot Plant Commences Operations

    Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (GMG), located in Queensland, Australia, has commenced operations at its pilot production and testing plant for its graphene aluminum-ion (G+Al) batteries. Earlier this year, the company developed its G+Al battery cells that are purported to charge 60 times faster than the best lithium-ion cells and hold three times the energy of […]

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    Novelis Invests in Upgrade of Oswego Operations to Meet Growing Demand for Aluminum

    Novelis Inc. will invest approximately $130 million to upgrade its operations in Oswego, NY, to meet growing customer demand for sustainable, aluminum flat rolled products. The project enables Novelis to increase hot mill capacity by 124,000 tonnes at the plant, which serves the can, automotive, and specialty products markets, as well as enhance finishing capabilities for automotive […]

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    Constellium Supplies Aluminum for Ford F-150 Lightning

    Constellium will be supplying aluminum structural components for the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning, which will be available Spring 2022. The F-150 Lightning, like other F-Series pickup trucks, extensively uses high-strength aluminum alloys. The structural components Constellium is providing for the F-150 Lightning include the windshield header, rocker, radiator support, and other unspecified parts. “Constellium is […]