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Aluar Aluminio Inks Wind Power Deal With Vestas For Supply To Aluminium Smelter In Argentina

Aluar Aluminio Inks Wind Power Deal With Vestas For Supply To Aluminium Smelter In Argentina

Danish sustainable energy firm Vestas Wind Systems A/S announced this week an agreement with Argentina aluminium company Aluar Aluminio Argentino S.A.I.C. to provide wind-generated power to Aluar’s aluminium smelter in Puerto Madryn in east-central Argentina. Vestas will provide power to Aluar from...


Albras Power Failure Halts One Quarter Of Albras Aluminium Smelting Capacity

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA says a power failure in Brazil over the weekend resulted in the shutdown of one of the four smelting lines at Albras aluminium smelter. In a statement, Hydro said the internal power distribution failure occurred Saturday morning local time. As a result, the 110 thousand metric tons per annum […]

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Certifies Mineração Rio do Norte Bauxite Mine

Trade group Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced last week the certification of the Mineração Rio do Norte’s bauxite operation in Brazil against its Performance Standard for sustainable aluminium production. MRN’s planning, mining, transport, processing, and river shipment of bauxite ore are all certified under the Performance Standard. So too is its power-generation plant. With an annual […]

Novelis Specialty Recycled Aluminium Certified By Third Party Auditor

Atlanta’s rolled aluminium firm Novelis announced this week that its aluminium alloys used in building and construction were certified by third-party auditor GreenCircle as containing up to 99 percent recycled content. Novelis said its 3105, 3004, and 3025 alloys are certified under GreenCircle’s program. The alloys are produced at its facilities in Iowa, Ohio, and […]

Ball Corporation Breaks Ground On Brazil’s First Aluminium Circular Economy Lab

Earlier this week, Colorado’s Ball Corporation revealed plans to build the first circular economy lab in Brazil on an island dedicated to sustainable tourism. Per the firm, the VADELATA project will be built on Fernando de Noronha and will provide the island with a centralized location for the collection and recycling of aluminium cans. Construction […]

Alcoa To Restart Alumar Aluminium Refinery In Brazil After Six Year Shutdown

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced this week the reopening of its Alumar aluminium smelter in São Luís, Brazil. The operation has been shuttered since 2015. Alcoa says it is immediately restarting the facility, with the expectation that first metal will emanate from the plant in the middle of next year. The entire nameplate capacity […]