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The Carbon Trust calls for carbon labelling to drive action in the primary aluminium sector

The Carbon Trust calls for carbon labelling to drive action in the primary aluminium sector

27 April 2020, LONDON:  Today the Carbon Trust released a report which outlines how the primary aluminium industry can move towards a more sustainable, lower carbon future.  This recognises there is still a demand for primary aluminium as secondary aluminium cannot meet all...

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Altech High-Purity Alumina Plant In Malaysia Aims For Spring Completion

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. updated investors regarding the progress of construction at its high-purity alumina plant in Johor, Malaysia. According to the firm, construction at the site is expected to conclude this spring. Altech began construction of the electrical substation last fall, and work on the installation is currently ahead of schedule. At present […]

ABx Names CSIRO Senior Principal Researcher As ALCORE Interim General Manager

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) announced yesterday the appointment of Dr. Mark Cooksey, Ph.D., as Alcore’s General Manager. Cooksey’s appointment is for a six-month term commencing February 1. ABx says Cooksey arrives at Alcore after being granted a leave by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). He’s a veteran of the aluminium industry of […]

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 […]