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BMW Implements Aluminium Scrap Recycling Program At Plant In Dingolfing

BMW Implements Aluminium Scrap Recycling Program At Plant In Dingolfing

German automaker BMW AG said last week its press shop in Dingolfing is the company’s first-ever site to separate out and recycle aluminium sheet waste generated by the plant. The plant, which is BMW’s largest, required a €6.5 million retrofit to accomplish...

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Apple Buys First Carbon-Free Aluminium From Alcoa-Rio Tinto Joint Venture Elysis

American technological company Apple Inc. announced earlier this week its inaugural purchase of carbon-free aluminium from Alcoa Corp and Rio Tinto Group joint venture Elysis. Apple says the initial purchase will ship later this month from Alcoa’s Pittsburgh research facility. The aluminium is destined for use in Apple products, though the firm declined to identify […]

FYI Resources Nears Completion Of Feasibility Study Of High-Purity Alumina Plant

Australian resource firm FYI Resources Ltd. is nearing completion of a definitive feasibility study regarding construction of a high-purity alumina plant intended to capitalize upon increasing demand for the substance by manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries. FYI Resources has previously announced plans for the construction of a A$238-million HPA plant that will utilize the firm’s kaolin […]

Scientists Discover Flexible Alumina Glass

A Finnish researcher may have discovered a method for producing glass with alumina that is far more flexible than conventional glass. According to research published by Erkka Frankberg at Tampere University in Finland, conventional glass has not found a wider range of applications due to its highly brittle nature. Conventional glass is formed by rigid […]

EGA Begins New Round Of Research Collaboration With MIT

Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) began a new phase in its ongoing research partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) last week. The partnership, which began five years ago, features an eight-week visit by MIT Master’s and Ph.D. students from the David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice to EGA’s plants at Jebel […]

European Researchers Develop Improved Cathode For Aluminium-Ion Batteries

European scientists announced last week a breakthrough in aluminium battery construction that they say will double their energy density while making their production significantly more environmentally friendly than ever before. Researchers from the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and the National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia, investigated the current materials used in aluminium-ion batteries, which include […]