Russian Federation aluminium giant UC Rusal said yesterday that the Krasnoyarsk Aluminium Smelter (KrAZ) has completed the transition to emissions-reducing EcoSoderberg technology. Per Rusal, the technology utilizes a design that traps exhaust fumes from the production process, which, along with the optimized...
Australian metals miner South32 Limited released results for the second quarter earlier this week. Production of alumina rose slightly in the quarter while aluminium production held steady. In the previous quarter South32 refined 1,358 thousand metric tons, up by 6 percent on the month from last quarter’s total of 1,276 thousand metric tons and roughly […]
Though the industry has made significant progress toward it, the goal of net-zero emissions will continue to be “challenging” for the aluminium sector. Such is the opinion of the International Aluminum Institute’s secretary general Miles Prosser. In an interview with S&P Global Platts, Prosser said the Paris Agreement’s goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions over […]
Australian mineral exploration firm Lindian Resources Limited announced late last week the projected resource size for its project at the Bouba Plateaux in Guinea, revealing that the Gaoul Project there is expected to yield 102 million metric tons of 49.5 percent alumina, with 84 million metric tons of high-grade 51.2 percent alumina. Lindian’s result at […]
The United Nations is calling upon the Venezuelan government to crack down on illegal bauxite, diamond, and gold mines in the country, saying such illicit operations are run by criminal gangs who mistreat and murder mine workers. According to a UN report, Venezuela’s security forces have largely failed in stopping such behavior, and have in […]
Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group released production and financial results for the second quarter yesterday. Though bauxite ore and alumina production rose in the quarter, production cuts stunted the firm’s aluminium production in that period. In the previous quarter Rio Tinto mined 14,560 thousand metric tons of bauxite ore, up by 9 percent on […]
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