Innovation

The Great Comeback of EVs

The Great Comeback of EVs

In an era of rapid expansion of electric vehicles (EVs), not many people know that more than 100 years ago, at the beginning of the 20th century, EVs commanded 30% of the automobile market. Actually, during the first decades of the century,...

Events

Altech To Raise A$20 MM As Construction At Johor Alumina Plant Begins

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced yesterday the launch of two share offerings that are expected to raise A$20 million to complete engineering and begin construction of the firm’s high-purity alumina (HPA) plant in Johor, Malaysia. Per the company’s announcement, Altech has received around A$17 million in share placements for an offering of shares at […]

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 two-year, AED630,000 (US$171,545) project will have scientists at the university’s engineering college will […]

Chrysler Researchers Develop New Aluminium-Copper Alloy For High-Temperature Applications

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. announced this week the development of a new aluminium alloy for use in engine building that tolerates heat levels higher than existing commercially-available alloys. Developed in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and casting supplier Nemak, the alloy was developed to address a need for increased compression ratios which, in a […]

Purdue Researchers Develop New High-Strength Aluminium Alloy

Researchers at Indiana’s Purdue University say they have developed a new high-strength aluminium alloy coating for use in the aerospace and automotive industries. The research team, headed up by by professor Xinghang Zhang of the university’s School of Materials Engineering, says the work is an extension of a breakthrough announced earlier this year regarding the […]

ABx Forms ALCORE Limited to Manage Aluminium Fluoride Project

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) announced yesterday the incorporation of the next step in its aluminium fluoride project – the incorporation of ALCORE Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary for housing the ALCORE Project. ABx says it will transfer ownership of the method for producing aluminium fluoride (AlF3) to the entity, with plans for it to begin immediately […]