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Indian Researchers Develop Method for Using Bauxite Mine Waste as Refractory Material

Indian Researchers Develop Method for Using Bauxite Mine Waste as Refractory Material

India’s Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre (JNARDDC) has developed a method for utilizing saprolite ore as a new type of refractory material. The ore, which is found at the base of bauxite mines, could augment or even replace the...

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Heavy goods fleets benefit through vehicle lightweighting

Commercial heavy goods vehicle fleets looking to increase fuel efficiency, transport more freight and retain more drivers can look to lightweighting as a key enabler, according to a recent USA study carried out by Trucking Efficiency. The resulting Confidence Report on Lightweighting concludes that investing in weight reduction is an attractive and economical alternative to […]

Australian Government Awards Grant to Project for Using Solar Energy in Alumina Refining

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has chosen a product that could lead to Australia’s aluminium manufacturers using solar thermal energy instead of fossil fuels to refine alumina. The government agency is funding the project and will partner with American aluminium producer Alcoa. The project, which ARENA chief Ivor Frischknecht called “essential,” is projected to […]

Ford’s Aluminium-Bodied F-150 is Only Truck to Ace IIHS Crash Tests

Ford’s all-aluminium-bodied F-150 truck was the only truck given the highest ratings for safety in recent crash tests, the results of which were announced earlier this week. Ford’s two-door crew cab and four-door extended cab configurations were both awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick. The IIHS compiled its safety rating […]

Ohio Park to Feature New Aluminium Art

A public park in Dublin, Ohio is to be the recipient of an aluminium statue that the artist hopes will foster more connectedness in a world that she believes is more and more divided. “We focus too much on what makes us different instead of what connects us,” said Olga Ziemska, an artist from nearby […]

PRC Scientists Develop Cheaper, Cleaner Battery Using Aluminium

A research team from the People’s Republic of China has developed a new type of battery that uses aluminium. Inventors claim that it is both economical and overcomes many of the problems associated with lithium ion batteries (LIBs). Scientists at the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences introduced their […]