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    Rio Tinto and Ford Sign MOU for a Net Zero Future

    Rio Tinto and Ford Motor Company signed a non-binding global memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop more sustainable and secure supply chains for battery and low-carbon materials to be used in Ford vehicles. The multi-materials partnership will support the transition toward a net-zero future by supplying Ford, one of the world’s largest automakers, with […]

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    Hydro to Build New Automotive Extrusion Press in Denmark

    Hydro Extrusions is investing NOK 300 million (EUR 29 million) to expand its plant in Tønder, Denmark, with the installation of a new state-of-the-art extrusion press. The expansion project will enable the company to better serve the European automotive and electric vehicle market. “The Tønder plant is an important part of our automotive network, supplying […]

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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 […]

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    Space-Age Aluminum Motorcycle

    South Africa’s FabMan Creations (FMC) created a custom after-market motorcycle using curved aluminum panels that were shaped to form around a BMW RnineT motorcycle. Aptly named, Storm, the silver matte motorcycle took Wayne Buys (owner of FMC) eight months to complete for a select client who had requested an “aircraft-inspired” ride. Buys taught himself how […]

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    Aluminum Still Makes Ford Trucks Tough

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age. Ford’s use of aluminum began slowly over time, beginning with closure applications in hoods, fenders, and decklids, until it became an integral part of the Ford F-150 truck in 2014. Now, throughout each new iteration of the large truck, including the new 2022 F-150 Lightning electric vehicle (EV), high-strength […]

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    June 2022

    Cover Aluminum Ford F-150 crew cab being assembled at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, MI. Switching to aluminum for the body of its best selling pickup truck saved weight, improved performance, and was able to hold up to the rugged workload of truck users. As Ford moves into the electric vehicle market with its […]

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    New Hydrogen-Electric Bus with Aluminum Chassis

    The Aluminium Revolutionary Chassis Company (ARCC), a developer and manufacturer of Australia’s first lightweight bolted aluminum city bus chassis, is partnering with Loop Energy™ , a designer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cell solutions, to bring the first hydrogen-electric bus to the Australian market. ARCC is Loop Energy’s first Australian customer and the collaboration underlines […]

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    Shape Corp and Hydro Partner to Deliver Low-Carbon CIRCAL Aluminum to Automotive

    Shape Corp. signed an agreement with Hydro Aluminium through which the companies will partner on bringing low-carbon Hydro CIRCAL® aluminum to the U.S. market. CIRCAL is a low-carbon aluminum product, which contains high amounts of post-consumer scrap. As a global Tier 1 supplier of multi-material impact energy management and lightweight body structures, Shape will explore […]

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    Hydrovolt Starts Operation of Its EV Battery Recycling Plant

    Hydrovolt, a battery recycling joint venture between Hydro and Northvolt, has started commercial recycling operations at its plant in Fredrikstad, Norway. The new facility provides a sustainable solution for handling end-of-life electric vehicles (EVs). “Hydrovolt represents a milestone on Norway’s trailblazing journey towards widespread electric transportation,” said Peter Qvarfordt, CEO of Hydrovolt. “Norway has been […]