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    EGA Starts Up 26 New Cells In Its Al Taweelah Expansion

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) started up the first section of an expansion project in potline 1 at its Al Taweelah aluminum smelter. “This project to expand our production at Al Taweelah is part of our ongoing debottlenecking of production and investment in high return growth opportunities,” said Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer of EGA. […]

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    Rusal Produces Low Carbon Aluminum Using Inert Anode Technology

    UC Rusal, a metals segment of En+ Group, successfully produced low carbon aluminum using its proprietary inert anode technology. According to the company, it has achieved the world’s lowest carbon aluminum footprint — less than 0.01 tonnes of CO2eq per tonne of aluminum (based on GHG Protocol’s Scope 1 and 2 guidance for direct and […]

  • Figure 2. Demolition and removal of SPL from an aluminum cell cathode.

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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 […]

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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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    February 2021

    Cover Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) began producing aluminum using power from a massive solar plant in the UAE. The company has started selling its solar aluminum, with BMW being its first customer. (Top photo by DEWA, bottom photos by BMW.) Articles Tables/Primary Aluminum Industry in the Year 2020 By Rudolf P. Pawlek Page 6 Casthouse […]

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    LME Commits to Sustainability Strategy for Aluminum

    The London Metal Exchange (LME) plans to move forward with its sustainability strategy. This decision follows supportive feedback from its discussion paper process started in August. “We are grateful for all the feedback we received as part of the discussion process,” said Matthew Chamberlain, chief executive of the LME. “We are mindful of the diverse views […]

  • Top Ten Aluminum News Stories of 2020

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    Top Ten Aluminum News Stories of 2020

    To say that 2020 has been an interesting year would be a massive understatement. Throughout this wild ride of a year, Light Metal Age (LMA) has been proud to be a valuable resource, providing industry news and technological insights to its readers. On the LMA webpage, we regularly share exclusive featured articles from the print magazine, as […]

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    Colombian Company Plans to Build New Smelter with EGA Technology

    NEO Aluminio Colombia plans to build a low carbon primary aluminum production facility in Colombia, which will be named the Green Aluminium Transformation Complex for Colombia (GALTCO). The project — which is intended to reach a capacity of 540,000 tonnes of aluminum per year — will represent the country’s first foray into aluminum smelting. NEO Aluminio […]

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    U.S. Walks Back Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum

    The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) removed Section 232 tariffs on P1020 aluminum (non-alloyed, unwrought primary aluminum), following consultations with the Canadian government. This is based on the USTR’s determination that trade of P1020 aluminum would normalize by the end of 2020, with average monthly imports declining by 50% from the monthly average in the period of January […]