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Rio Tinto Joins First Movers Coalition To Aid In Achieving Zero-Carbon Aluminium

Rio Tinto Joins First Movers Coalition To Aid In Achieving Zero-Carbon Aluminium

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group said last week it will join the First Movers Coalition in an effort at continuing its progress to bringing zero-carbon aluminium and other metals to market at affordable prices. Rio Tinto joins more than four dozen...

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Rusal Mulling Sale Of Primary Aluminium Directly To London Metal Exchange: Sources

According to industry media, Russian Federation aluminium giant UC Rusal is weighing plans to sell primary aluminium directly to the London Metal Exchange, as the firm continues to have difficulties in identifying purchasers. Although Rusal is not directly under sanction itself, the company has faced harsh blowback from European and American buyers as many have […]

Indonesia Smelter Contract In Trouble Thanks To Dispute With Contractors

The contract to build a US$831.5 million alumina smelter in Indonesia may be in jeopardy according to statements made at a legislative hearing on Tuesday. However, the push to have the project completed in 2024 still remains. According to MIND ID director Danny Praditya, the firm must have an agreement in place by next month […]

Hydro Closes Deal With Elkem And Altor For Sustainable Battery Materials Firm Vianode

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced yesterday the closing of a deal with Norwegian advanced material solutions provider Elkem and Altor Equity Partners for a stake in sustainable battery materials manufacturer Vianode. Hydro announced the deal this spring, which has Hydro and Altor purchasing 30 percent each of Vianode, and Elkem buying the remaining […]

Constellium To Continue To Buy Aluminium From Rusal Despite Possible Sanctions

European value-added aluminium firm Constellium NV currently has no plans to stop purchasing primary aluminium from UC Rusal despite the near-global condemnation of Russian products due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine in February. Such was the story conveyed to Reuters late last week by a company executive. The unidentified executive told Reuters that aluminium […]

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Certifies Gerhardi AluTechnik Under Material Stewardship Standard

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) this week announced the certification of Germany’s Gerhardi AluTechnik GmbH under its ASI Performance Standard V2 (2017) Certification with a focus on Material Stewardship. The Lüdenscheid plant specializes in the production and sale of semi-finished aluminium profiles for clients in the automotive, construction, electronics, mechanical engineering, medical, furniture, and lighting […]