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  • Aluminium Stewardship Initiative signs MOU with CRU Group - aluminum industry - Emissions Analysis Tool - sustainability data

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    ASI Working with CRU Group to Improve Aluminum Sustainability Data Transparency

    The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), the leading certification organization for aluminum sustainability, signed an MOU with CRU Group, the global mining and metals business intelligence company. The goal of the agreement is to improve sustainability data integration in the primary aluminum industry. “One tonne of metal looks much like another, but their impact on sustainability […]

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    Elysis Began Construction of Its Commercial-Scale Inert Anode Cells

    Elysis, the joint venture company led by Alcoa and Rio Tinto, started construction on the first commercial-scale prototype cells using its proprietary inert anode technology. The demonstration cells are being installed at Rio Tinto’s Alma smelter in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec. The new technology is said to eliminate all direct greenhouse gases from the aluminum smelting process. […]

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    Constellium Partners with Dalkia to Launch the Energ’Iss Project

    Constellium signed an agreement with French energy provider Dalkia and the City of Issoire, France, to launch the Energ’Iss heating network project. Through the project, heat recovered from Constellium’s local furnaces for aluminum production will be converted by Dalkia to provide heat and hot water to buildings and homes in Issoire. “We are very proud of […]

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    Study on Potential Technology to Decarbonize Alumina Industry

    Rio Tinto has partnered with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to study whether hydrogen can replace natural gas in alumina refineries to reduce emissions. Rio Tinto will conduct a A$1.2 million feasibility study, equally funded with ARENA through a A$580,000 grant, into using clean hydrogen to replace natural gas in the calcination process of […]

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    HAI Expanding Aluminum Extrusion Operations in Ranshofen

    Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) plans to invest €38 million in the expansion of its aluminum extrusion operations in Ranshofen, Austria. The company considers this to be a strategically important step forward, while at the same time representing a strong commitment to the location in Austria. “With the new investment in Ranshofen, as well as the […]

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    ICSOBA 2021 Issues Call for Papers

    The International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium (ICSOBA) will host ICSOBA 2021 – the 39th International Conference and Exhibition on November 22-25, as part of a hybrid event that will take place both online and in Manama, Bahrain. “We will monitor the situation of COVID-19 in Bahrain and globally and the event […]

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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 […]

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    Rusal Produces Low Carbon Aluminum Using Inert Anode Technology

    UC Rusal, a metals segment of En+ Group, successfully produced low carbon aluminum using its proprietary inert anode technology. According to the company, it has achieved the world’s lowest carbon aluminum footprint — less than 0.01 tonnes of CO2eq per tonne of aluminum (based on GHG Protocol’s Scope 1 and 2 guidance for direct and […]

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    The Sustainable Road Ahead: International Aluminum Organizations Present Environmental Goals

    Aluminum is vital to the society in which we live. Our homes, workplaces, vehicles, digital devices, packaging, and buildings that provide shelter and security – to name just a few examples – rely heavily on aluminum. Furthermore, the lightweight metal is integral to global emissions reduction efforts, with solar panels, wind turbines, and electric vehicles […]