Novelis Joins First Movers Coalition To Aid In Aluminium Industry’s Push To Zero Carbon Emissions

Novelis Joins First Movers Coalition To Aid In Aluminium Industry’s Push To Zero Carbon Emissions

Atlanta’s rolled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. said this week that it has joined the First Movers Coalition (FMC), which is a worldwide effort at decarbonizing several “hard to abate” sectors. Novelis said its contribution to the FMC will be as that of...


Workers At Rusal Mine In Guinea Declare Strike

Russian aluminium giant Rusal said earlier this week that a strike at its Compagnie des Bauxites de Dian Dian (COBAD) operation is illegal. Union leaders at COBAD said operations at the plant have come to a halt in protest of the working conditions and pay at the site. Union leader Yamoussa Bangoura told Reuters that […]

Alcoa Inks Long-Term Wind Power Contract For San Ciprián Aluminium Smelter

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced last week the signing of a new power contract with independent renewable energy provider Greenalia to provide its San Ciprián aluminium smelter with sustainable power upon its planned restart in 2024. Alcoa’s contract with Greenalia will run through 2033 and provide the aluminium smelter with up to 183 MW […]

Norsk Hydro Says Aluminium Plant In Slovakia In Trouble Without Help With CO2 Tax

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA said yesterday that it may be forced to close its jointly-owned aluminium plant in Slovakia if the country’s government does not provide it assistance via its carbon-compensation system. The plant, which is 55.3 percent owned by Norsk Hydro and 44.7 percent owned by Penta Investments, is currently operating at […]

Arconic To Sell Off Russian Aluminium Operations

Pittsburgh value-added aluminium firm Arconic Corporation said last week it is working towards divesting itself of its interests in its Russian portfolio. According to the firm, the decision is the result of a “thoughtful review” of the avenues available to it in light of the limits put to it by the Russian government and its […]