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Tianjin Zhongwang Certified By ASI Against Chain Of Custody Standard

Tianjin Zhongwang Certified By ASI Against Chain Of Custody Standard

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced on Wednesday the certification of Tianjin Zhongwang Aluminium Co., Ltd.’s plant in Tianjin against its Chain of Custody Standard. Per the ASI, this week’s certifications cover the plant’s aluminium refining/remelting, casting and post-casthouse activities. The plant,...

Alba Sees 25 Percent Rise In Sales Volumes In Q2

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) released financial and production results for the year’s second quarter and first half on Sunday. The firm posted increases in both its bottom line and its production totals in both periods. For the year’s first half Alba reported a loss of US$28.3 million, better on the year than last year’s first-half […]

Rio Tinto Says Landsvirkjun’s Anti-Competitive Actions May Lead To Iceland Aluminium Smelter’s Closure

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group last week filed a formal complaint with the Icelandic government on claims that the firm’s power supplier to the Rio Tinto Iceland Ltd (ISAL) aluminium smelter engaged in anti-competitive behavior. The firm submitted its complaint to the Icelandic Competition Authority (ICA) on Wednesday, saying energy provider Landsvirkjun conducted discriminatory […]

Rusal Completes Emissions Upgrade At Krasnoyarsk Aluminium Smelter

Russian Federation aluminium giant UC Rusal said yesterday that the Krasnoyarsk Aluminium Smelter (KrAZ) has completed the transition to emissions-reducing EcoSoderberg technology. Per Rusal, the technology utilizes a design that traps exhaust fumes from the production process, which, along with the optimized anode paste composition, seals off a high degree of tarry materials along the […]

ASI Certifies Aluminerie Alouette Plant For Sustainable Aluminium Production

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced yesterday the certification of Aluminerie Alouette’s operations in Sept-Îles, Quebec against its Performance Standard for responsible production of aluminium. ASI says the plant’s smelting, casthouse, and operational activities are covered by the certification. The plant has a nameplate capacity of 600 thousand metric tons per annum, making it the […]

Gränges And Alcoa Partner On Low-Carbon Aluminium Production

Yesterday Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB and American aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corp announced an agreement to partner on a collaboration aimed at reducing the aluminium value chain’s impact upon the climate. The agreement will have Gränges sourcing ECOLUM rolling slabs, which are part of Alcoa’s SUSTANA range of low-carbon products. The entire product line […]