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EGA Among Four New Members of The Aluminum Association

EGA Among Four New Members of The Aluminum Association

The Aluminum Association announced the addition of four new members last Friday. It now counts Almexa Alumino, Emirates Global Aluminium, Linde LLC, and Material Sciences Corporation among its numbers. Almexa Alumino joins the Association as a producer member. The company is based...

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Jamaica to Review Environmental Permit Language After Jamalco Dust-Up

Jamaica’s National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) said last week that it intends to clarify certain language in some environmental permits after a local alumina refinery was accused of pollution. Domestic bauxite miner and alumina refining firm Jamalco was accused by local residents earlier this month of releasing hydrate dust, a byproduct of alumina refining, […]

Noranda Bauxite, Noranda Alumina Names Executive Team

DADA Holdings LLC announced the executive leadership team of Noranda Bauxite and Noranda Alumina, the companies that operate bauxite mining and alumina refining plants in Jamaica. The press release published on Tuesday indicated that David D’Addario had been named Chairman and CEO of both New Day Aluminium and DADA Holdings, Thomas Robb was named Chief […]

Bauxite and Minerals Sector Primed for Growth: Jamaican Mining Minister

Jamaica’s Transport and Mining Minister Lester “Mike” Henry told reporters on Sunday that his country’s bauxite and minerals sector show a significant potential for growth in the coming months and years. Henry, who was addressing members of his ministry at a weekend retreat, said that a policy shift in the direction of downstream operations profit […]

Norsk Hydro Inks Agreement to Pursue Use of LNG at Brazil’s Alunorte Refinery

Norsk Hydro and the Brazilian state of Pará have entered into a Letter of Intent, and Hydro and Shell Brasil Petróleo LTDA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, both of which are aimed at transitioning the fuel supply for the Alunorte aluminium smelter from fuel oil to liquefied natural gas (LNG). The Letter of Intent […]