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,...
Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced yesterday its decision to execute the option to purchase a 25-acre tract in Germany ostensibly for building a second high-purity alumina (HPA) plant on the site. Per the firm, the site at the Schwarze Pump Industrial Park in Saxony has been under consideration since last fall, when the government […]
The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced yesterday the certification of Aleris Alumnum Duffel against its Chain of Custody standard for its aluminium refining and remelting operations and semi-fabrication operations in Belgium. Previously certified against ASI’s Performance Standard one year ago, the plant produces a wide array of aluminium sheet and coil for clients in industries […]
Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) announced last week the full ramp-up of its alumina refinery at Al Taweelah to 2 million metric tons per annum in June, marking a significant milestone for the region’s largest alumina refining operation. The firm noted that full ramp-up was achieved after only fourteen months of production, which it notes […]
Iranian aluminium producers teamed up to produce over 101 thousand metric tons of primary aluminium in the three months ending on June 20, good for an increase of almost two-thirds on the year. For the last month of the quarter Iran’s output of aluminium came to 36,025 metric tons, up by 73 percent on the […]
Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group said yesterday it will be winding down production operations at New Zealand Aluminium Smelters (NZAS) due to the firm’s dim predictions of its continuing viability. According to the firm, a recent review found the operation of the plant wouldn’t likely make a profit in the near future due to […]
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