North America

Rio Tinto And Lafarge Canada Develop Cement Ingredient From Spent Potlining

Rio Tinto And Lafarge Canada Develop Cement Ingredient From Spent Potlining

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group, construction firm Lafarge Canada, and its subsidiary Geocycle Canada have created a marketable product using used potlining, preventing it from ending up in landfills. The new product, dubbed Alextra, is the product of a great deal...

Events

Alcoa Debuts World’s First Low-Carbon Smelter-Grade Alumina

American aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced last week an expansion of its low-carbon aluminium and alumina line Sustana. Per the firm, the line would expand by adding the industry’s first low-carbon, smelter-grade alumina EcoSource. Measured through the mining and refining process, EcoSource emits half the carbon dioxide equivalents per ton of alumina than the industry’s […]

Santee Cooper And City Of Goose Creek Meet In Court To Battle Over Century Aluminum

The fight for the life of Century Aluminum’s Goose Creek aluminium smelter continued this week in a courtroom in South Carolina, where attorneys for South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) and the city of Goose Creek squared off over which entity would provide power to the smelter. The controversy at issue involves a fight […]

Canada Set To Announce Final Targets For Retaliatory Aluminium Tariffs This Week

Domestic media is reporting that retaliatory sanctions could be announced as early as today by the Canadian government in response to the Trump Administration’s levying of tariffs on the dominion’s aluminium last month. Anonymous sources told The Globe and Mail in Toronto that the announcement would likely be either today or tomorrow that the Canadian […]

Noranda Inks LOI With Cemtech For Sale Of Cement-Grade Bauxite Next Quarter

Noranda Alumina last week signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Cemtech Materials Corporation contemplating Noranda’s sale of 60 thousand metric tons of cement-grade bauxite to Cemtech in the next quarter. Per industry media, parent company New Day Aluminum Holdings LLC signed for Noranda. The deal will have Noranda providing Cemtech with a substitute for […]