Sustainability

EGA Inks Agreement with University of Queensland on Project to Convert Bauxite Residue to Soil

EGA Inks Agreement with University of Queensland on Project to Convert Bauxite Residue to Soil

UAE’s Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC announced yesterday that it has come to an agreement with Australia’s University of Queensland to cooperate on a three-year research endeavor aimed at converting bauxite residue into soil. The research will be carried out by The University...

Events

Nalco to Look to Renewable Energy for Growing Power Needs

According to the company’s annual report, Indian state-run aluminium firm National Aluminium Company (Nalco) has decided to turn to renewable energy to satisfy its growing power needs. At present, Nalco derives over 100 mW of power from two wind farms, one each at Rajasthan and Maharastra, the result of an investment of ₹6.7 billion (US$104 […]

Hydro Opens New Technological Pilot Operation at Karmøy

Norsk Hydro ASA inaugurated its new aluminium-smelting operation at Karmøy late last week. The company hails the new plant as being the most climate-friendly aluminium operation on Earth. The star-studded event featured an appearance by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and a free concert by Alan Walker. “The technology Hydro has developed represents a quantum […]

EGA Sends First Shipment of 5,000 MT of Spent Pot Lining to UK Recycling Firm Befesa

UAE’s Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) announced last week the first shipment of spent pot lining to British waste management firm Befesa for recycling. According to the EGA press release, the firm shipped approximately 5,000 metric tons of the spent lining to Befesa for reuse in industries including cement, fiberglass, and ceramics. Pot lining has a […]

Researcher Discovers New Method for Obtaining Biofuel Catalyst from Aluminium Foil

A revolutionary new method for converting used aluminium foil into a catalyst for the production of biofuel has been developed by a researcher at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Ahmed Osman, an Early Career Researcher from Queen’s University’s School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, led a team of engineers in developing a method for […]

Rusal Still Committed to 2020 Hydroelectricity Targets: CEO Mukhamedshin

Russian Federation aluminium behemoth UC Rusal hasn’t wavered from its goal of converting entirely to clean energy by the end of the decade, despite the recent departure of the United States from the 2015 Paris climate accord. In remarks to the South China Morning Post, Deputy CEO Oleg Mukhamedshin reaffirmed his company’s commitment to the […]