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    IAI Models Decarbonization Scenario to Help Drive Emissions Reductions

    The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) has modeled a 1.5 Degree Scenario to guide the aluminum industry’s efforts to meet global climate goals. The modeling is based on International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Net-Zero by 2050 scenario, combined with the IAI’s material flow analysis and future demand scenarios. According to the IAI, this scenario is the most […]

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    Worldwide Post-Consumer Aluminum Scrap Intake Surpasses 20 Million Tonnes

    The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) released an update of its Material Flow Model, which reveals new data on global scrap usage within the aluminum industry. The new data shows a record 20 million tonnes of post-consumer scrap intake in 2019 — representing about 60% of total scrap intake. This increased usage of post-consumer scrap avoids […]

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    The Sustainable Road Ahead: International Aluminum Organizations Present Environmental Goals

    Aluminum is vital to the society in which we live. Our homes, workplaces, vehicles, digital devices, packaging, and buildings that provide shelter and security – to name just a few examples – rely heavily on aluminum. Furthermore, the lightweight metal is integral to global emissions reduction efforts, with solar panels, wind turbines, and electric vehicles […]

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    IAI Releases 2020 Total Global Primary Aluminum and Alumina Production Data

    The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) has released its annual global statistics for both primary aluminum and alumina production, covering the year 2020. The latest dataset is available on the IAI website. Primary Aluminum Production The IAI data shows that Covid-19 did not lead to a reduction in global aluminum production in 2020. Production in China […]

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    IAI Publishes New Fatigue Risk Management Guidelines for the Aluminum Industry

    The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) published new operational safety information. “Guidelines for Developing Fatigue Risk Management (FRM) Systems.” The guidelines were designed to help IAI member companies and other industry stakeholders develop a systematic approach to managing employee fatigue in the workplace. “There is overwhelming evidence that fatigue, a consequence of lack of sleep, negatively impacts the […]

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    ARTICLE: Addressing the Challenge of Bauxite Residue

    By Alton Tabereaux, Contributing Editor. The largest waste by-product generated in the Bayer bauxite refining process is bauxite residue, commonly called red mud. An enormous quantity of caustic red mud is generated worldwide every year, posing a very serious and alarming environmental and safety problem. The storage of red mud is a challenge for alumina […]

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    Arabal 2017: Advances in Primary Aluminum Technology and Sustainability

    By Andrew Hall, Alken. The 21st Arab International Aluminium Conference (Arabal 2017) took place at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Bandar hotel in Muscat, Oman over the period November 6-9, 2017. The event was hosted by Sohar Aluminium and held under the patronage of H.H. Sayyid Harib bin Thuwaini bin Shihab Al Said, assistant secretary general of […]

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    Aluminum Staircase Weaves Up Steep Hillside in Quebec

    The MAADI Group, Inc. designed and fabricated an aluminum staircase to to descend a steep hillside in the Parc de la Rivière Beauport in Quebec City, Canada. From street level, the staircase’s welded aluminum structure with timber deck descends 15 m (50 ft.) in a gradual zig-zag through the trees. The city specified aluminum for its durability and […]

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    Leading Global Aluminum Organizations Sign MOU for Sustainable Aluminum Industry

    The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) and the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), a multi-stakeholder organization with the mission to foster responsible production, sourcing, and stewardship of aluminum, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate in their respective efforts to support continuous improvement in the performance of the global aluminum industry and the sustainable use and […]