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The Aluminum Association Backs Biden Administration’s US$6 Billion Investment In Decarbonization

The Aluminum Association Backs Biden Administration’s US$6 Billion Investment In Decarbonization

American industry organization The Aluminum Association voiced its strong support of US president Joe Biden’s plan to invest US$6 billion to speed decarbonization efforts in industries with substantial energy use. Charles Johnson, president and CEO of the Aluminum Association, said in a...


Kaiser Aluminum Sells US$3.4 Billion Of Semi-Fabricated Aluminium In 2022

American semi-fabricated aluminium maker Kaiser Aluminum reported results for the final quarter and full year of 2022 this week. In the final quarter of 2022, Kaiser Aluminum had net sales totaling US$776 million with conversion revenue of US$356 million, due in part to a 9 percent drop in shipped product and a 6 percent jump […]

Rio Tinto To Supply BMW With Proprietary Zero-Carbon Aluminium

Anglo-Australian Rio Tinto Group has agreed to supply German automaker BMW AG with low-carbon aluminium this week. Rio Tinto will be supplying BMW’s production plant in South Carolina with ELYSIS carbon-free primary aluminium from Canada under the agreement. Rio Tinto’s carbon-free aluminium is produced using a process in which no carbon is emitted. Rather, ELYSIS […]

Jamaican Supreme Court Halts Noranda Bauxite Mining In St. Ann’s Cockpit Country

The Jamaican Supreme Court halted mining of St. Ann’s Cockpit Country by Noranda Jamaica and New Day Aluminum (Jamaica) Limited earlier this month, jeopardizing the multi-decade deal the firms struck with the Jamaican government in 2018. The court issued the injunction on January 17, halting bauxite mining operations at the Special Mining Lease (SML) 173 […]

Alcoa Generates US$12.5 Billion In Revenue In 2022

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation released results for the last quarter and full year of 2022 last week. High raw materials and power costs and low alumina and aluminium prices hammered the company, but there were bright spots on the balance sheet. In the fourth quarter, Alcoa generated US$2.7 billion in revenue, down by 7 […]