Sustainability

Alro to Invest €100 Million in Profitable Green Aluminium-Smelting Technology

Alro to Invest €100 Million in Profitable Green Aluminium-Smelting Technology

Romanian aluminium company Alro SA announced last week that it plans to invest €100 million (US$118 million) in improvements to its aluminium-smelting operations aimed at boosting energy efficiency and reducing specific consumption. The plan, dubbed the “Green Factory” concept, consists of implementing...

Events

Alcoa Named a Leader in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

American aluminium giant Alcoa Corporation announced yesterday that it has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). The DJSI employ long-range benchmarks that quantify a company’s sustainability performance of large corporations around the world. Alcoa has been included in the DJSI as a mining and metals leader in categories including environmental performance, corporate […]

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 […]