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    Hindalco to Build Battery Foil Facility in India for the EV Market

    Hindalco Industries is investing Rs. 800 crore rupees (~U.S. 96.4 million) to build a new aluminum foil plant near Sambalpur in Odisha, India. The facility aims to produce high quality battery foil for the rapidly growing electric vehicle and energy storage system markets. The company expects demand for battery-grade aluminum foil in India to grow […]

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    Hindalco and Metra Partner to Manufacture Extrusions for High-Speed Aluminum Rail Coaches

    Hindalco Industries Limited, in Mumbai, India, the world’s largest aluminum rolling and recycling company, signed a technology partnership with Italy-based Metra SpA, a producer of structured and value-added aluminum extrusions. The partnership aims to enable the production of large-size aluminum extrusion and fabrication technology for building high-speed aluminum rail coaches in India. This collaboration seeks […]

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    Hindalco and Texmaco to Develop Aluminum Rail Wagons and Coaches

    Hindalco Industries Ltd. entered into a strategic alliance with Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd., a specialized engineering company in India, to develop and manufacture world-class aluminum rail wagons and coaches that will help Indian Railways achieve its emission goals and bolster operating efficiency. Indian Railways launched its Mission 3000 MT in 2022, which aims to doubling […]

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    The Shift Toward Renewable Power in Aluminum Smelting

    By Alton Tabereaux, Contributing Editor. Sixty-eight million tonnes of primary aluminum were produced worldwide in smelters in 2021. According to the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), the aluminum sector was directly responsible for 275 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2021, a 2% increase over the previous year. If the indirect emissions from electricity are included, the […]

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    Phinergy and Tata Motors Present Prototype Car Powered by an Aluminum-Air Battery

    Phinergy worked with Tata Motors to develop a prototype of the Tata Tiago electric vehicle, which utilizes Phinergy’s proprietary aluminum-air battery. The prototype was presented at Auto Expo India 2023, held in New Delhi on January 12-15. “Tata is a leading automobile corporation in India,” said David Mayer, CEO of Phinergy. “Developing this vehicle in […]

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    Hindalco Launches India’s First All-Aluminum Freight Trains

    Hindalco Industries launched India’s first all-aluminum freight rail wagons in India. The new aluminum train wagons, with components supplied by Hindalco, will support the country in its plan to modernize its freight transportation network and enable large carbon savings for Indian Railways. The freight sector in India is expected to grow at more than 7% […]

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    Hindalco, Phinergy and IOP to Partner on Aluminum-Air Batteries for EVs

    Hindalco Industries Limited, part of Aditya Birla Group, signed an MOU with Phinergy, a leading Israeli pioneer in aluminum-air battery technology, and IOC Phinergy Private Limited, a joint venture between Phinergy and PSU Indian Oil Corporation. Under the MOU, the companies will partner on research and development and pilot the production of aluminum plates for […]

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    The SPL Waste Management Challenge in Primary Aluminum

    By Alton Tabereaux, Contributing Editor. Spent potlining (SPL) disposal is one of the largest environmental waste management challenges confronting worldwide primary aluminum smelters due to its toxicity. The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) asserts that 1.6 million tons of SPL were generated from primary aluminum production in 2019,1 making it the second largest waste volume produced […]