Australia

NZAS Reopens Upgraded Potline 4 At Tiwai Point Smelter

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...

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Australian Red Mud Management Technology Receives Major Funding Boost

A project to convert red mud waste created by refining alumina by the University of Queensland Sustainable Minerals Institute received significant financial backing earlier this week, as the project announce the accumulation of almost A$500,000 to pursue its research. Though details of the research are scarce, the project, headed up by Dr. Tuan Nguyen, is […]

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, […]