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    ET Foundation Issues Call for Abstracts for ET ’24

    The ET Foundation and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) will host the Thirteenth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET ’24) on April 30 through May 2, 2024 in Orlando, Florida. The ET Seminar series is the world’s longest-running educational event solely devoted to all facets of the aluminum extrusion industry, including aluminum profile production, die […]

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    Rio Tinto and Volvo to Collaborate on a Sustainable Future

    Rio Tinto and Volvo Group signed an MOU to create a strategic partnership in which Rio Tinto will supply responsibly sourced low-carbon products to Volvo. The companies will work towards decarbonizing Rio Tinto’s operations through piloting Volvo Group’s sustainable autonomous hauling solutions. The multi-materials partnership will allow Rio Tinto, a leading global mining and metals […]

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    Rio Tinto To Build New Recycling Center for Post-Consumer Scrap in Arvida

    Rio Tinto is investing US$29 million (C$35 million) to build a new aluminum recycling facility at its Arvida smelter in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada. The investment will enable the company to expand its offering of low-carbon aluminum solutions for customers in the automotive, packaging, and construction markets. “Investing in new recycling facilities in Arvida is another […]

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    Rio Tinto and Ford Sign MOU for a Net Zero Future

    Rio Tinto and Ford Motor Company signed a non-binding global memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop more sustainable and secure supply chains for battery and low-carbon materials to be used in Ford vehicles. The multi-materials partnership will support the transition toward a net-zero future by supplying Ford, one of the world’s largest automakers, with […]

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    Rio Tinto to Expand Low-Carbon Aluminum Billet Production in Canada

    Rio Tinto is investing US$188 million (CA$240 million) in the expansion of its production capacity for low-carbon, high value aluminum billet at its Alma smelter in Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada, in response to growing demand for aluminum extrusions. “This expansion of our low-carbon aluminum billet production capacity in Quebec will allow us to better meet our […]

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    Rio Tinto Becomes the First Producer of Scandium Oxide in North America

    Rio Tinto has completed the commissioning of the first module of the commercial scale demonstration plant at its Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada. The plant has produced a first batch of high purity scandium oxide — making it the first North American producer of this critical mineral, which […]

  • Rio Tinto Commissions New Aluminum Remelt Furnace in Quebec

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    Rio Tinto Commissions New Aluminum Remelt Furnace in Quebec

    Rio Tinto commissioned a new remelt furnace at its Laterrière Plant in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada. The furnace provides rolled product customers in the North American automotive and packaging industries a new sustainable supply solution combining low-carbon and recycled aluminum. “Aluminum is 100% recyclable and the demand for recycled metal is continually growing,” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]