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Rio Tinto Promises Carbon-Free Smelting Technology At Tiwai Point

Rio Tinto Promises Carbon-Free Smelting Technology At Tiwai Point

New Zealand’s Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter is in line to possibly become the world’s first carbon-free aluminium smelter after a productive discussion between the heads of Rio Tinto Group and the New Zealand government last week. A Kiwi news source says Rio...

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Fiji’s Aurum Seeking Next Bauxite Sale By Mid-2019

According to Fiji’s Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Ashneel Sudhaka, Aurum Exploration (Fiji) Limited is in the process of searching for buyers for its bauxite resources, eyeing the resumption of shipments within the next six months. “There are potential buyers but the catalyst for finalising a bauxite sale agreement is the bauxite quality,” explained […]

ABx Seals Deal For Sale Of 30 Thousand MT Of Custom Bauxite Ore

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) announced yesterday the firm’s latest sale of bauxite ore from its operations at the Bald Hill Bauxite Mine in northern Tasmania. Per the firm’s press release, the sale will have ABx delivering approximately 30 thousand metric tons (with an allowable variance of 10 percent) of cement-grade bauxite to an unspecified buyer. […]

Alcoa Of Australia Inks Trio Of Natural Gas Contracts To Supply Kwinana, Pinjarra, and Wagerup Alumina Refineries

Western Australia’s Alcoa of Australia Limited announced earlier this week an agreement with a trio of energy providers to supply one-quarter of the firm’s requirement for natural gas beginning in 2020. Per a company press release, Alcoa of Australia has contracted with BHP Billiton, Chevron, and Woodside on deals that will supplement agreements with Quadrant […]

NZAS Reopens Upgraded Potline 4 At Tiwai Point Smelter

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was on hand at Tiwai Point last week to reopen Potline 4 after a US$4.1-million upgrade to the facility. New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter (NZAS) officially reopened the line on Thursday, adding another 31 thousand metric tons per annum to the plant’s nameplate capacity. The line, which was shuttered six […]