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Novelis Plans New Automotive Aluminium Recycling Plant For SW Kentucky

Novelis Plans New Automotive Aluminium Recycling Plant For SW Kentucky

Atlanta’s rolled aluminium firm Novelis announced plans yesterday to build a $365 million automotive recycling center outside of Clarksville, Tennessee. Novelis’s new plant in Guthrie, Kentucky will expand its closed-loop recycling operations by reclaiming aluminium from vehicles at the end of their...

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Kaiser Aluminum Releases New Sustainability Report

California semi-fabricated specialty aluminium producer Kaiser Aluminum released its sustainability report for 2020 on Friday, detailing the progress the firm has made on its environmental, social, and governance programming over the past two years. Kaiser’s report outlined several accomplishments, including providing more metrics to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board with the aim of providing better […]

Alro Slatina’s Labor Force Rallies Against Aluminium Production Capacity Closure

The labor force at Romania’s Alro Slatina aluminium smelter rallied yesterday to protest against the plant’s management and their decision to operate at less than half capacity in the face of high energy prices.  Representatives from the plant’s trade unions told local media that the high energy prices are the result of vested interests and […]

Alba Smelts Record 1.6 MM MT Of Aluminium In 2021

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) announced this week that it smelted 1,561,222 metric tons of primary aluminium in 2021, setting an all-time high in the firm’s 50-year life. In addition to this record high production, Alba said it completed over 20 million safe working hours in 2021without a single lost time injury (LTI), which is also […]

Noranda Granted Bauxite Mining Rights Over 1,300 hectares In Jamaica Despite Protests

Earlier this week the Jamaican government authorized mining of over 1,300 hectares of land in St. Ann for Noranda Bauxite despite public protest by indigenous landowners. Per domestic media, Peter Knight, Chief Executive Officer of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) made the announcement on behalf of the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA) on […]

Chinese Aluminium Firms Ordered To Cut Carbon Dioxide Output By 18 Percent By 2025

Last week the Chinese government tasked state-owned enterprises to cut their energy consumption per CN¥10,000 (US$1,570) by 15 percent and their carbon dioxide output by 18 percent by 2025. The move is part of a wider push to drive energy-intensive industries including aluminium and steel to reach the energy-efficiency standards Beijing set out earlier in […]