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    Elysis Completes Construction of Industrial R&D Center in Canada

    Elysis, the joint venture between Alcoa and Rio Tinto, completed the construction of its Industrial Research and Development Center in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec, Canada. “We’re proud to have reached this milestone with completing the Industrial Research and Development Center, despite the challenges of 2020 with the global pandemic,” said Vincent Christ, CEO of Elysis. “Commissioning the center will be […]

  • Ali Al Baqali, CEO of Alba (left), and Prof. Riyad Yousif Hamzah, president of the University of Bahrain (right), sign an MOU at the Alba premises. aluminum research

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    Alba Signs MOU to Enhance Cooperation on Scientific Aluminum Research

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) signed an MOU with the University of Bahrain to boost cooperation between the two entities in various areas of aluminum research and academic programs. “This MOU is an extension of the collective initiatives over the years between Alba and University of Bahrain in different fields,” said Ali Al Baqali, CEO of […]

  • Krasnoyarsk Smelter implents Eco-Soderberg smelting technology

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    Rusal Converts Krasnoyarsk Smelter to EcoSøderberg Technology

    UC Rusal completed the transition of cell technology at its Krasnoyarsk (KrAZ) aluminum smelter to EcoSøderberg technology. The EcoSøderberg process is one of many developments achieved by Rusal’s Engineering and Technology Center. The process uses an improved design of the exhaust fume removal system which ensures a high degree of hermetic sealing, as well as an optimized anode […]

  • Hydro Albras aluminum smelter

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    Albras Restarts Primary Aluminum Production Line in Brazil

    The Albras primary aluminum facility in Brazil restarted operation of one of its production lines, after a fire caused power outage in March forced the shutdown of 25% of capacity. The plant’s three other lines were unaffected and there were no injuries. Albras is 51% owned by Hydro and 49% owned by Nippon Amazon Aluminum. The smelter […]

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    Trimet Starts Up New Anode Baking Furnace

    Trimet Aluminium SE commissioned a new €12 million anode baking furnace for the production of carbon anodes at its aluminum smelter in Hamburg, Germany. The new anode furnace replaces an eight-year-old furnace, ensuring greater energy efficiency. “With the new baking furnace, we will produce even more energy efficiently in the future,” said Dr. Andreas Lützerath, executive board member […]

  • Hydro-Sunndal aluminium plant

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    ARTICLE: Update on the Aluminum Industry Response to Climate Change

    By John Grandfield, Grandfield Technology. Introduction Climate change has brought the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of aluminum smelting into sharp focus. Other important sustainability issues include bauxite residue dam integrity, waste disposal (spent potling, dross, etc.), water consumption, working conditions, biodiversity, etc. In this article, past work to reduce GHG emissions is examined together with […]

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    GFG Alliance Unveils New Vertically-Integrated Global Aluminum Enterprise

    GFG Alliance is creating a new global aluminum enterprise, which will consolidate the aluminum operations acquired in recent years into a single entity. The new vertically-integrated aluminum group, known as ALVANCE Aluminium Group, aims to drive synergies and take full advantage of opportunities to expand. “The creation of ALVANCE highlights the global nature of our […]

  • Albal Potline 6

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    The Aluminum Cell Technology in Alba’s Potline 6 Performs Above Expectations

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) announced that select pots in its new Potline 6 have passed the final performance tests with results exceeding the guarantees under the technology transfer agreement between Alba and Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA). The company officially inaugurated its new potline in November 2019, following its initial commissioning in December 2018. Completed in […]

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    Elysis Produces First Commercial Batch of Carbon-Free Aluminum

    Elysis, the joint venture between Alcoa and Rio Tinto, announced that is has successfully produced the first commercial batch of aluminum without any direct carbon dioxide emissions at the Alcoa Technical Center (ATC) in Pittsburgh, PA — using a breakthrough, carbon-free smelting technology. The first purchase of the aluminum was made by Apple — a major […]