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  • Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park supplies power to the EGA aluminum smelter for the production of low carbon aluminum

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    EGA to Supply Solar Aluminum to HAI for Use in Automotive

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) in the UAE signed an an agreement with Hammerer Aluminum Industries (HAI) in Austria for the supply of EGA’s CelestiAL solar aluminum. EGA supplies thousands of tonnes of aluminum to HAI each year — a proportion of which will now switch to CelestiAL. In addition, the agreement will ensure that finished […]

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    ICSOBA 2022 to Present Mine to Metal Industry Knowledge

    The International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium (ICSOBA) announced that its 40th International Conference and Exhibition will be held in Athens, Greece, on October 10–14, 2022. As a hybrid event, delegates will be able to access presentations online. The host sponsor will be Mytilineos, which owns and operates Aluminium of Greece, the […]

  • EGA aluminum cell technology potline smelter

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    EGA Signs Multiple Smelting Technology Agreements

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), based in the UAE, has a long legacy of developing aluminum smelting technology designed to increase production while limiting the amount energy required. Since the 1990s, the company has developed and implemented its own cell technologies throughout its smelters, including both expansions and retrofits of existing lines. EGA became the first […]

  • Alcoa Completes Energy Infrastructure Project at Its Deschambault Smelter

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    Alcoa Completes Energy Infrastructure Project at Its Deschambault Smelter

    Alcoa Corporation completed the installation of upgraded energy infrastructure at its Deschambault aluminum smelter in Quebec, Canada. The $47 million capital investment project is expected to improve stability, increase efficiency, and boost production at the smelter. “Through continuous improvement, we have been able to economically increase the capabilities of many of our assets,” said John […]

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    ELYSIS and Apple Collaborate to Use Carbon-Free Aluminum in the New iPhone

    ELYSIS, the joint venture between Alcoa and Rio Tinto, is strengthening its ties with Apple. The company has produced the first commercial-purity primary aluminum at industrial scale, which will be used in Apple products. The breakthrough technology produces oxygen instead of greenhouse gases (GHGs), and the achievement marks a major milestone in the production of […]

  • Hydro - aluminum smelters will use carbon capture technology

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    Hydro Invests in Carbon Capture to Eliminate Emissions from Aluminum Production

    Hydro is investing US$20 million in Verdox, a spin-off of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which is commercializing an all-electric carbon capture technology. The new technology will be applicable for capturing emissions from both aluminum production and directly from the air. It will be utilized at Hydro’s aluminum smelters to reduce their overall carbon […]

  • Nordural aluminum smelter

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    Nordural Partners with Ocean GeoLoop for Carbon Capture Technology

    Nordural Grundartangi ehf, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Century Aluminum Company, signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Ocean GeoLoop, an industrial green technology company. The aim of the project is to reduce Iceland’s carbon emissions by approximately 10% by deploying Ocean GeoLoop’s carbon capture technology at the Grundartangi aluminum smelter in Iceland. “We are proud […]

  • Elysis low carbon aluminum ingot

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    Elysis Moves Toward Commercialization of Inert Anodes

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Elysis, the joint venture formed by Alcoa and Rio Tinto, is making great strides toward the commercialization of its proprietary inert anode technology, which is said to be able to produce aluminum without any direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This would help to meet the primary aluminum industry’s need to […]

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    Primary Aluminum: U.S. and China

    Editor’s Note: The focus of this issue’s patent survey is a comparison of primary aluminum invention patents granted in both the U.S. and China in just the past year. In both countries, the issued invention patents are enforceable over a 20-year term. At the same time, the contrast in the present state of primary aluminum […]