Emirates Global Aluminium has begun the construction of a pilot plant to convert bauxite residue, a waste stream from alumina refining, into manufactured soil.
Gränges has formed a joint venture with Shandong Innovation Group (SIG) to build a recycling and casting operation Yunnan, China.
Vedanta Aluminium has announced the development of an innovative process to significantly reduce the generation of bauxite residue.
Century Aluminum has signed a new, three-year power contract for the Mt. Holly aluminium smelter.
Mingtai Aluminium in China is testing Allow Inerta primary aluminium, which Rusal claims is produced with the lowest carbon footprint in the world.
Emirates Global Aluminium and Inalum have completed the start-up of five pilot reduction cells at Inalum’s Kuala Tanjung aluminium smelter in Indonesia.
William F. Oplinger was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Alcoa Corporation and also a member of the Board of Directors.
Trimet Aluminium SE in Germany has developed a new process control system for controlling the electrolysis furnaces in its aluminium smelters.
In South Africa, South32 is engaged in an ambitious project to limit hydrogen fluoride (HF) emissions at 0,5 mg/Nm³ by April 2025.
Rio Tinto will invest USD1.1bn to expand its state-of-the-art AP60 aluminium smelter equipped with low-carbon technology at Complexe Jonquière in Canada.
Hydro has reached an agreement with Glencore to acquire Hydro's shares in the Brazilian bauxite and alumina business.
Emirates Global Aluminium in the UAE has joined Hilt CRC to progress research into the decarbonisation of alumina refining.
Processes / Technology
Hydro Alunorte and Wave Aluminium have signed a contract to build a plant in Brazil to process bauxite residue, aiming to recover commercially valuable materials.
Alcoa will restart its aluminium smelter in San Ciprián, Spain, in 2024.
During a virtual meeting early this week, Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has awarded International Bechtel Co. Ltd to conduct Line 7 project’s feasibility study.
In response to reduced market demand for aluminium billets in Europe, Hydro has decided to partially curtail aluminium production at Hydro Karmøy and Hydro Husnes in Norway.
Alcoa is curtailing one third of its production capacity at its Lista smelter in Norway to mitigate high energy costs for the site.
Hydro’s majority owned Slovalco aluminium facility in Slovakia has decided to close the primary aluminium production at the plant. The closure will be completed by the end of September 2022.
European Parliament vote on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) enshrines net increase in global carbon emissions, says European Aluminium.
A new report for the European aluminium industry by the independent commodity analyst CRU highlights the negative impacts of a wrongly designed Carbon Border Adjustment Measure (CBAM).
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