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Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Certifies Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio Across Entire Value Chain

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Certifies Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio Across Entire Value Chain

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) revealed on Friday the certification of several plants and facilities owned by Brazil’s Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio (CBA) against the ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard. The facilities included in the certifications announced last week...

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Trio Of Alcoa Plants Certified By Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation and the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced on Tuesday the certification of three of Alcoa’s plants, one each in the company’s three business units. Brazil’s Juruti bauxite mine and Alumar alumina refinery, along with the San Ciprián aluminium smelter in Spain, were all certified against ASI’s Performance Standard for responsible […]

Global Aluminium Production Falls To 5.25 Million Metric Tons In June

Global aluminium production fell in June, as the worldwide total of smelted primary aluminium last month came to 5.25 million metric tons according to numbers released by the International Aluminum Institute on Monday. Per the Institute’s numbers, June’s production was down on the month by 180 thousand metric tons on the month and 80 thousand […]

Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte Refinery And Paragominas Mine Achieve ASI Certification

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced certification for two more plants under the Norsk Hydro umbrella yesterday, namely the Paragominas bauxite mine and the Alunorte alumina refinery in northern Brazil. The ASI said the two operations passed certification for both its Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard. Hydro’s scrap re-melting and casthouse operations have […]

Brazil’s Primary Aluminium Production Off By 19.7 Percent In April

Numbers released by Brazil’s aluminium trade association Associação Brasileira do Alumínio (Abal) showed a steep fall-off in production for the month of April, dropping by almost 20 percent on the year. Per Abal, the South American country churned out 48,400 metric tons in the year’s fourth month, off by 3.6 percent from February’s total of […]

Albras To Resume Full Production By Year’s End

Albras Alumínio Brasileiro S.A.’s (Albras) board of directors determined on Tuesday that the smelter will begin a return to full production in view of the lifting of state-mandated production curtailment at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) over the past week. Per the firm, the process of ramping up to full production will begin […]