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Violent Protests Claim Two Lives At Vedanta’s Lanjigarh Alumina Refinery

Violent Protests Claim Two Lives At Vedanta’s Lanjigarh Alumina Refinery

Protests outside a Vedanta alumina refinery in Lanjigarh turned deadly on Monday, as a police officer and a protester were fatally injured in the course of demonstrations at the plant. “Two people have died – one of our Odisha industrial security force...

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Vedanta Files Suit Against Nalco To Tap Into Exported Alumina Stream

Staring the prospect of a winnowing feedstock supply square in the eye, India metals miner Vedanta has turned to the courts to compel state-owned National Aluminium Company (Nalco) to sell to them a portion of the alumina they currently send overseas. In a motion at the Odisha High Court earlier this week, Vedanta sought to […]

EGA Expands Bauxite Residue Research Partnership With Belgian Firm

UAE’s Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) announced earlier this week the widening of a partnership with Belgian research and technology organization Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO) dedicated to discovering new and different beneficial uses of bauxite ore residue. Per EGA, the companies will begin two new studies, the first of which involves using bauxite […]

Alba’s Line 6 Aluminium Potline Reaches 50 Percent Capacity

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. announced over the weekend another milestone in its Line 6 Expansion Project with the commissioning of over 14 dozen new pots, bringing the plant’s sixth line to 50 percent capacity. “We are pleased to announce that Potline 6 is now in full ramp-up mode with the handover of the next set of […]

Kuantan PM Fuziah Pumps Brakes On Resumption Of Bauxite Mining In Pahang

An announcement to the contrary last month notwithstanding, it appears that legal bauxite mining will not return to Pahang at month’s end. Such was the sentiment expressed by Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh late last week. Per Fuziah’s office, the new delay is the product of a lack of clarity on bauxite mining standard operating procedures […]