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  • First cast at GARMCO's new aluminum remelt facility was achieved in August 2017.

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    GARMCO Embarks on Its Green Initiative

    Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill (GARMCO) in the Kingdom of Bahrain is initiating a new vision for a sustainable future. The GARMCO Green Initiative provides a tangible template for the company’s new strategic direction. Drawing on years of best practices, the company aims to actively implement eco-friendly processes throughout its value chain and achieve high sustainability standards. As […]

  • Rusal Bratsk smelter DGCS

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    Rusal Pledges to Install Modern Gas Cleaning Systems

    UC Rusal plans to install over 20 state-of-the-art dry gas cleaning systems (DGCS) at its smelters by 2025. These advanced systems were developed by the company’s design and scientific divisions and the new equipment will allow the company to capture over 99.5% of hydrogen fluoride and solid fluorides. “This project is truly unique thanks to […]

  • 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 […]

  • ALTEK's automated salt slag press

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    Harsco Acquires ALTEK

    Harsco Corporation acquired ALTEK Group on a debt and cash free basis for a purchase price of £45 million (approximately $60 million). The acquisition includes an additional future contingent consideration subject to the future financial performance of ALTEK over the next four years, consistent with its growth and revenue. The cost-efficient recovery of metal and […]

  • European Aluminium-Environmental Report

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    European Aluminum Industry Strongly Improves Environmental Performance

    According to the new Environmental Profile Report, released by European Aluminium, the European aluminum industry continues to greatly improve its environmental performance by substantially reducing its carbon footprint across the entire aluminum value chain. “The report demonstrates that the industry is delivering on its aim to realize the industry’s greenhouse gas reduction potential towards 2050 […]

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    The Legacy of Spent Potliner – Cost or Opportunity?

    By Phil Black. The aluminum industry has an opportunity now to leave a lasting legacy of Spent Potliner (SPL) management that boosts the industry’s ongoing reputation for sustainability. Expensive Legacy Primary aluminum smelters have spent many millions on improved pot linings, squeezing the last available drop from the energy efficiencies in cathodes, ramming materials, and […]

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    Global Standard for Sustainability in Aluminum Industry Open for Public Consultation

    Photo by Rick Kimpel (Creative Commons) The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), led by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and key aluminum industry representatives, is working to set forth a global standard for sustainable aluminum production. The ASI Standard will define environmental and social criteria that can be applied to all stages of […]

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    Call for Entries: IMA Awards of Excellence

    The International Magnesium Association (IMA) is calling for entries for both the Awards of Excellence and the Environmental Responsibility Awards. Winning entries for both awards will be recognized during the IMA’s 71st Annual World Magnesium Conference, to be held June 1 – 3, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The deadline for both awards is March 7, […]