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Hydro Closes Deal With Elkem And Altor For Sustainable Battery Materials Firm Vianode

Hydro Closes Deal With Elkem And Altor For Sustainable Battery Materials Firm Vianode

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced yesterday the closing of a deal with Norwegian advanced material solutions provider Elkem and Altor Equity Partners for a stake in sustainable battery materials manufacturer Vianode. Hydro announced the deal this spring, which has Hydro...

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Rio Tinto And Volvo Partner On Low-Carbon Aluminium Supply Agreement

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group and Sweden’s Volvo Group have signed an agreement to establish a partnership for the supply of low-carbon aluminium and other metals products in exchange for assistance with establishing a sustainable self-piloted system for hauling such metals. The Memorandum of Understanding will help Rio Tinto meet its sustainability commitments while […]

Constellium To Provide Aluminium To Mercedes-Benz For C-Class Line

European value-added aluminium firm Constellium NV announced this week it has been chosen to provide auto body sheet to Mercedes-Benz AG for its C-Class of compact executive automobiles as they are produced in Europe, China, and South Africa. Constellium will provide two of its aluminium products to Mercedes-Benz, namely its Surfalex line for the outer […]

Planning Board Gives OK To Aughinish Alumina For Expansion Of Red Mud Reservoir

A local planning board has given Aughinish Alumina Ltd permission to expand its red mud storage area (“bauxite residue disposal area,” or BRDA), enabling the refinery to continue in operation for nearly two more decades. Last week, the An Bord Pleanála signed off on the plans despite fierce resistance from local environmental groups and farmers. […]

Novelis Debuts New Low-Carbon Laminated Aluminium Coating For Beverage Can Ends

Atlanta’s rolled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced this week a new colored laminated surface for its aluminium beverage can ends that is more efficient to produce and is made with a lower carbon footprint than standard aluminium can ends. The new aluminium can ends, which will be officially debuted at ALUMINIUM 2022 in Düsseldorf, Germany, […]

German Aluminium Maker Speira To Cut Output By Half

German aluminium producer Speira becomes the next in a long line of European aluminium producers to draw down capacity due to high power prices, as it announced that it would curtail half of its aluminium output in October. In a press release, Speira sang a common refrain, chalking up rising power prices as the culprit. […]