Australia

Tomago Aluminium Supports Government-Run Natural Gas Power Plant If No Other Power Option Available

Tomago Aluminium Supports Government-Run Natural Gas Power Plant If No Other Power Option Available

The head of Queensland’s Tomago Aluminium told local media yesterday that he supports the federal government’s plan to build a natural gas power generation plant as long as his firm’s smelter gets a “like-for-like” supply of electricity when the nearby coal-fired plant...

New Zealand Political Leaders Commit To Extending Talks With Rio Tinto To Keep Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter Running

Anglo-Australian metals mining giant Rio Tinto Group and the government of New Zealand both committed yesterday to continue talks aimed at continuing operations at the troubled aluminium smelter at Tiwai Point. In a statement emailed to Reuters, Rio Tinto’s Managing Director of Pacific Operations Kellie Parker said that the fact that the political will to […]

FYI Resources Inks MOU With Alcoa Of Australia Over High-Purity Alumina

Australian resource firm FYI Resources Ltd. announced yesterday a Memorandum of Understanding with Alcoa of Australia to develop high-purity alumina (HPA). According to industry media, variability trials at the pilot plant will determine the viability of such a partnership, which would involve jointly developing FYI’s HPA refining project. FYI is working to develop a process […]

ABx Inks MoA with Japanese Firm Sojitz On Possible Aluminium Fluoride Production Partnership

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) said yesterday it’s subsidiary Alcore Limited has entered into an agreement with Japanese global trading company Sojitz Corporation to investigate potential partnership opportunities in the production and marketing of aluminium fluoride (AlF3). The two firms are attempting to position themselves to take advantage of a burgeoning market for AlF3, which is […]