Innovation

EGA Inks Partnership Deal With American University of Sharjah To Cooperate In Soil Improvement Research

EGA Inks Partnership Deal With American University of Sharjah To Cooperate In Soil Improvement Research

Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) yesterday announced an agreement with the American University of Sharjah to begin research into the development of organic waste to mix with bauxite residue for use in improving soil for better plant growth. Per the firm, the...

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Alcoa and Rio Tinto Announce Breakthrough Carbon-Free Aluminium Smelting Process

Calling the breakthrough “the most significant innovation in the aluminium industry in more than a century,” American smelter Alcoa Corp and Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group say they have developed a revolutionary new method for smelting aluminium that produces oxygen rather than greenhouse gases. Press releases by both companies announced the breakthrough yesterday, as […]

Altech Mulling Mezzanine Debt Package And Joint Venture to Fund High-Purity Alumina Project

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced a quartet of positive financial and business-related developments in an update the firm released to investors earlier this week. The firm advised that it continues to work toward completing certain conditions precedent to closing upon a US$190-million senior-debt package to which it agreed with German state-owned bank KfW IPEX-Bank […]

Rusal Developing New, More Economical Scandium-Aluminium Alloy for Shipbuilding Industry

Russian Federation aluminium behemoth U.C. Rusal announced yesterday that a revolutionary new scandium-aluminium alloy intended for shipbuilding has broken free of the laboratory and entered the testing phase. According to Rusal’s scientists, the alloy, which is a unique mix of aluminium, scandium, and magnesium, was developed to meet the unique needs of the shipbuilding industry. […]

Altech Files for Patent Protection for Refined Method of Producing High-Purity Alumina From Kaolin

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced yesterday the filing for a new provisional patent with the Australian government for an updated method for deriving alumina from kaolin and other such sources. Altech’s new patent involves treating the alumina-containing material to make particles smaller and richer in alumina content, calcining and leaching the material, separating the […]

European Project Develops 3D-Printing Process for Applying Aluminium Stiffeners to Aerospace Fuselage Panels

A consortium of four European organizations has developed a method for producing self-reinforced fuselage panels by applying aluminium wire to said panels via additive manufacturing. Firms Stelia Aerospace and CT Ingénierie, and École Centrale de Nantes, all of France, and Constellium of the Netherlands developed the groundbreaking method under the auspices of their research and […]