Rio Tinto And Sumitomo To Partner On Hydrogen Pilot Plant At Gladstone Alumina

Rio Tinto And Sumitomo To Partner On Hydrogen Pilot Plant At Gladstone Alumina

In an effort at reducing its carbon footprint, Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group and Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation are teaming up on a groundbreaking hydrogen plant to power the Gladstone alumina refinery. Earlier this year the Yarwun Hydrogen Calcination Pilot Demonstration Program...


European Alumina Production Surges Month On Month In May To 560 Thousand Metric Tons

Numbers released last week by the International Aluminium Institute showed that alumina production in Europe (including Russia) increased in May over totals from the prior month but fell from production totals from the previous year. IAI said that Europe’s production in the year’s fifth month rose to 560 thousand metric tons, besting the prior month’s […]

Vedanta Aluminium Adds Fleet Of New Electric Forklifts At Several Plants

Indian aluminium producer Vedanta Aluminium has deployed a fleet of new electric forklifts at its facilities as part of an effort at reducing the carbon output at its plants. The project is being carried out in conjunction with Gemini Equipment and Rentals (GEAR) and TARON Lift & Move. To date the firm has deployed 44 […]

LME To Drop Daily Price Limits On Aluminium And Copper Contracts To 12 Percent

On Wednesday, the London Metal Exchange announced that it will be reducing the daily price limits on outright contracts for aluminium and copper from 15 percent to 12 percent beginning on July 24. Aluminium and copper are the LME’s most liquid metals, just ahead of nickel. The Exchange experienced a wide swing in March of […]

Subscriptions For Norsk Hydro’s Tender Offer For Alumetal Reaches 97 Percent

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA concluded its subscription period for its tender offer for Alumetal last week. The firm reports that over 97 percent of the shares subscribed for the sale of the tender offer during that period. Hydro says that the end of the subscription period means it will move forward in purchasing […]

Increased Hydropower In Yunnan Leads To Bump In Aluminium Production

According to an analyst who spoke to Reuters earlier this week, Yunnan’s aluminium smelters are already starting to increase output thanks to an increase in available power in the province. Yunnan is in the midst of recovering from a drought, which took a serious toll on its hydropower output. Yunnan is one of the country’s […]