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Rio Tinto Sends Maiden Ore Shipment From Amrun Six Weeks Ahead Of Schedule

Rio Tinto Sends Maiden Ore Shipment From Amrun Six Weeks Ahead Of Schedule

Anglo-Australian mining titan Rio Tinto Group announced yesterday the first shipment of bauxite from its Amrun project, beating the scheduled timeframe by a full six weeks. The firm marked the accomplishment at a ceremony held on the Western Cape York Peninsula where...

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Rio Tinto To Supply Nespresso With Solely ASI Certified Aluminium By 2020

Swiss coffee company Nestlé Nespresso S.A. and Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group announced earlier today a compact to collaborate on producing Nespresso packets made from Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Certified Aluminium. Per the agreement, Nespresso and Rio Tinto expect to produce packets from 100 percent sustainable aluminium within the next two years, offering consumers […]

Pure Alumina Ltd. Distributes First HPA Samples To Potential Buyers

The high-purity alumina (HPA) market will soon have a new player, as Australian firm Pure Alumina Limited last week distributed samples from the undeveloped Yenden project to potential customers for assessment. Distribution of samples to potential buyers, which the firm says was requested by several interested parties during recent marketing forays through Asia and the […]

Metro Mining Plans Expansion At Bauxite Hills To Keep Pace With Demand

In an effort to reach rising customer demand, Australia’s Metro Mining Ltd. announced yesterday a slate of new initiatives they say will boost bauxite ore production in the coming year. The initiative, which is to kick off in the opening quarter of next year, are largely tied to the Stage 2 expansion of the Bauxite […]

Altech Finalizes Johor HPA Plant Layout

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced yesterday that it has finalized the design for its high-purity alumina (HPA) plant that is soon to be built in Johor, Malaysia. Per the company’s press release, the site’s design is the product of data collected during a recent geotechnical survey and consultations among EPC contractor SMS group GmbH, […]

Maintenance Issues Hamper Production At South32 Alumina And Aluminium Facilities, But Production Forecasts Remain Unchanged

Australian metals miner South32 Limited released production results for the first quarter of FY 2019 yesterday, reporting lower outputs at both alumina and aluminium operations, but drops not sufficient to adjust yearly production estimates. In the just-ended quarter, South32 refined 1,159 thousand metric tons of alumina, off by 11 percent from the preceding quarter. Worsley […]