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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 […]

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    Increasing Primary Aluminum Production Through Potline Extensions

    By Jean-Denis Carrier, Hatch, and Saif Alhashmi, EGA. Introduction Regardless of the market price, the aluminum industry has continuously been working to improve its cost position by optimizing the utilization of existing assets. This push for optimization has been especially true in the challenging market conditions prevailing since the global financial crisis of 2008. The […]

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    February 2022

    Cover Rusal recently started production at its new Taishet aluminum smelter, which uses advanced technologies to make it the lowest carbon smelter in Russia. Learn about this and other world news on primary aluminum starting on page 10. Articles Tables/Primary Aluminum Activities in 2021 By Rudolf P. Pawlek Page 6 New Arizona Extruder to Produce […]

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    Rusal Starts Up New Low Carbon Aluminum Smelter

    UC Rusal opened the first phase of its Taishet aluminum smelter, one of the world’s most advanced low-carbon aluminum production plants. Based in Taishet, Siberia, Russia, the smelter combines state-of-the-art technologies and hydropower to produce low-carbon aluminum. “The opening of our new low-carbon aluminum smelter in Taishet is an important milestone in Rusal’s journey to […]

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    Alcoa to Restart Aluminum Smelting Capacity in Australia and Brazil

    Alcoa Corporation plans to restart curtailed capacity at its smelters in Australia and Brazil. In addition to restarting capacity, the company is working to improve the sustainability of the sites by increasing the use of renewable energy. Portland, Australia Alcoa plans to restart 35,000 tonnes of capacity per year, which had been idled in 2009, […]

  • Rio Tinto-Carbfix-Carbfix CEO Edda Sif Aradottir and Rio Tinto Aluminium Chief Executive Ivan Vella at Carbfix facilities.

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    Rio Tinto and Carbfix Partner to Implement Carbon Capture and Storage

    Rio Tinto signed an MOU with Carbfix through which the two companies will partner to implement a technology for capturing carbon and permanently storing it underground at the ISAL aluminum smelter in Iceland. Called the Coda Terminal, this will be the world’s first carbon mineral storage hub — making ISAL the first smelter where carbon […]

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    Mecfor and Advanced Dynamics Merge Heavy Machinery Businesses to Form New Company

    Mecfor, based in Saguenay, Quebec, Canada, and Advanced Dynamics, based in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec, Canada, are merging their operations. The newly formed company will be known as EPIQ Machinery. “Today’s announcement is the culmination of several years of fruitful collaboration between our two companies,” said Éloïse Harvey, CEO of EPIQ Machinery (and former president of Mecfor). […]

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    Rusal to Transform into Two Separate Companies

    UC Rusal, a metals segment of EN+ Group, is pursuing a demerger of its higher carbon assets in order to form two businesses with separate strategies. The move is inline with the company’s ambitious environmental goals and strategy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, while continuing to grow its share of value-added products (VAP). Rusal […]

  • Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) - aluminum smelting pot cells

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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. […]