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Brazilian Court Lifts Second Of Two Embargoes At Alunorte

Brazilian Court Lifts Second Of Two Embargoes At Alunorte

Brazil’s federal court lifted the final embargo on the waste disposal unit at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) on Thursday, drawing to a close the 19-month production curtailment at the site and paving the way for the world’s most prolific...

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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 […]

Second And Final Production Embargo At Alunorte Lifted By Brazilian Court

The last remaining production embargo at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) is a thing of the past after the Brazilian federal court in Belem vacated it on Monday. Norsk Hydro made the announcement yesterday of the embargo’s end, noting that the criminal lawsuit from which it sprung still continues. Additionally, embargoes on use […]