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International Aluminium Institute Issues Update To Red Mud Sustainable Use Guidelines

International Aluminium Institute Issues Update To Red Mud Sustainable Use Guidelines

The International Aluminium Institute issued a revision to its published guidelines for sustainably managing bauxite residue or “red mud,” updating its Bauxite Residue Management Best Practice first published in 2015. The new guidelines, dubbed “Sustainable Bauxite Residue Management Guidance” fleshes out more...

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Guinean Government Seeks Bauxite Miners’ Plans For Domestic Alumina Refineries

The Guinean government last week asked companies operating bauxite mining operations to present plans for refining alumina within its borders by May of this year. The interim government that took power via coup in September has opted to take a harder line against foreign corporations mining in Guinea, reversing the previous government’s friendly attitude to […]

ASI Certifies World’s Longest-Running Aluminium Plant Under Sustainable Production Standard

Trade group Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced this week the provisional certification of Alcoa’s Massena smelter, which is the longest continuously-operating aluminium facility on Earth, under its Performance Standard for sustainable aluminium production. Alcoa’s Massena plant has been in operation since 1902 and is fueled by hydropower. The plant has a nameplate capacity of about 360 […]

EGA And Ma’aden Extend Aluminium Technology Partnership

Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) has extended its agreement with state-owned mining firm Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) to explore and maximize opportunities in the aluminium sector. This week’s agreement tacks on to the end of a 2018 Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate on the development of aluminium smelting technology, including technology that will reduce […]

Rusal Ships First Ore From Guinea Mines Since Mid-March

Newly-released shipping data shows that Russia’s UC Rusal has shipped the first bauxite ore from its operations in West Africa in almost a month. Data from Refinitiv indicates that an ore transport ship with ties to Rusal loaded a larger ore ship that left Kamsar in Guinea on Tuesday. Although sanctions against Russian businesses have […]