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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 […]

  • Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

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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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Taishet aluminum smelter

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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 […]