Innovation

Novelis Inks Memorandum of Understanding With China’s Tsinghua University On Automotive Aluminium R&D

Novelis Inks Memorandum of Understanding With China’s Tsinghua University On Automotive Aluminium R&D

Atlanta’s rolled aluminium firm Novelis said this week that its operations in the Peoples Republic of China has linked up with one of the country’s top universities in an agreement to collaborate on increasing the use of aluminium in the country’s automotive...

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Norsk Hydro To Increase Hydrogen Power Use At Norwegian Plants

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA said last week that it is exploring opportunities to develop its hydrogen facilities in order to offer renewable energy sources to third parties as well as enhancing its capabilities for producing low-carbon aluminium. Hysdro’s president and CEO Hilde Merete Aasheim said in a press release that the opportunity for […]

GM Testing Out New Tech For Aluminium-Based EV Batteries

American automaker General Motors Co said last week that it is testing out a variety of new technologies to cut costs of electric vehicles, including increasing the use of aluminium and aluminium alloys. While speaking to an investor conference on Wednesday, GM President Mark Reuss said the firm continues to explore various technology solutions for […]

Altech Achieves “Breakthrough” In Successful Coating Of Silicon With Alumina

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced earlier this week the successful application of alumina nano particles on silicon particles using proprietary technology developed for use on anodes in lithium-ion batteries. The firm points out that this follows an announcement late last year that it had been successful in coating graphite particles with a similar layer […]

Constellium Meets With US Congressional Delegation To Promote Aluminium Usage In Space Program

Representatives of European value-added aluminium firm Constellium NV met with several United States legislators recently to lobby for the aluminium industry and its continued inclusion in the U.S. space program. Among the legislators Constellium’s representatives met with were Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Senator Joe Manchin, Representative Carol Miller, and Representative David McKinley from West Virginia. […]