Citing safety and cost as reasons for the decision, Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) has decided to suspend alumina production at the Alumina Partners of Jamaica (Alpart) plant in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. According to a media release from Jamaica’s Ministry of...
As improvements to low-temperature alumina production continue by refiners in the People’s Republic of China, the country’s thirst for overseas bauxite increases. Such was the story told by Customs data released on Sunday that showed a 24.9 percent jump on the year in imported bauxite in the year’s first seven months. Customs data on HS […]
Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. updated investors regarding the state of construction at its high-purity alumina plant in Johor, Malaysia late last week. To date, the maintenance workshop building site includes external wall cladding, a ventilation and roller door, and the internal mezzanine level, which Altech plans to utilize for storage of spare parts and […]
Yesterday Norsk Hydro ASA, Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte), and Brazil’s Ministerio Publico Federal together asked the Federal Court in Belem to end the production embargo it placed upon the world’s largest alumina refiner in March of last year. The parties filed a joint petition to allow Alunorte to resume work on installing […]
Sources say Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. is on the verge of obtaining approval from the European Union for its US$2.6 billion offer to purchase Aleris. Reuters said anonymous sources claiming inside knowledge revealed to them on Thursday that the linchpin to antitrust approval came with Novelis’ promise to sell the Aleris […]
Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) announced plans earlier this week to develop and research an alumina-based battery in an effort at reducing India’s dependency upon the People’s Republic of China for lithium supplies. IOCL execs told local media it has entered into a partnership with an unnamed overseas firm to begin the process. The firm is […]
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