Innovation

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

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...

Events

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 […]

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 […]