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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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    MIT Develops New Aluminum-Sulfur Battery Concept

    As the world moves toward more sustainable power systems, such as wind and solar, there is a growing need for economical, large-scale battery backup systems that can provide power when sun and wind are blocked or unavailable. Lithium-ion batteries are the most common type of battery on the market. However, they are currently too expensive for […]

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    Addressing the Problem of Greenwashing in the Aluminum Industry

    By Subodh Das, Phinix, LLC, and Martin Hartlieb, Viami International Inc. Environmental sustainability has become a major trend across aluminum and other industries. A vast majority of companies are aspiring to achieve lower carbon resources in their operations and products, based on circular economy and Paris Agreement parameters. Generally, this trend is positive. However, while […]

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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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    The First Movers Coalition Launches Aluminum Sector

    The World Economic Forum has launched an aluminum sector for its First Movers Coalition (FMC), a global initiative aimed at harnessing the purchasing power of companies to decarbonize the seven industrial sectors that currently account for 30% of global emissions, including aluminum. “Technology has given us the tools to reduce our emissions and build a […]

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    ASI Launches Its Revised Standards

    The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) released its revised ASI Performance and Chain of Custody Standards, which are now available for certification. The 2022 versions are the outcome of ASI’s first major revision since the launch of its Standards and Certification program in 2017. “Today is an exciting milestone for ASI,” said Dr. Fiona Solomon, chief executive […]

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    New Hydrogen-Electric Bus with Aluminum Chassis

    The Aluminium Revolutionary Chassis Company (ARCC), a developer and manufacturer of Australia’s first lightweight bolted aluminum city bus chassis, is partnering with Loop Energy™ , a designer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cell solutions, to bring the first hydrogen-electric bus to the Australian market. ARCC is Loop Energy’s first Australian customer and the collaboration underlines […]

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    Why Anodizing is the Most Sustainable Surface Treatment for Aluminum

    By Dr. Anne Deacon Juhl, AluConsult and AnodizingSchool. The aluminum extrusion and sheet industries are playing an important role in reducing the negative impacts of industrial activities on the environment. This is for a variety of reasons, but is mainly due to the fact that, since aluminum’s fundamental properties do not change with repetitive melting, […]

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    Novelis Launches Lab to Advance Carbon Neutral Aluminum Manufacturing

    Novelis launched a research and development laboratory to advance carbon neutral solutions for aluminum manufacturing. The new lab, called Net Zero Lab Valais, is located at the company’s manufacturing site in Sierre, Switzerland, and will be a collaboration with local energy distributor OIKEN and HES-SO Valais-Wallis and EPFL from the Swiss innovation and research hub Energypolis Campus. […]