Sustainability

Nalco Plans 150-mW Wind Power Facility in Odisha

Nalco Plans 150-mW Wind Power Facility in Odisha

India’s state-owned aluminium firm National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) announced a plan late last week to build a 150-mW wind power farm in Odisha. The plant, which could cost in the neighborhood of US$140 million, is intended to support Nalco’s one-million-metric-ton capacity...

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Constellium Fires Up New High-Tech Aluminium Recycling Furnace at Alabama Plant

Dutch rolled and extruded aluminium firm Constellium N.V. debuted a new recycling furnace at its facility at Muscle Shoals, Alabama on Tuesday. According to the firm the new, fully-operational furnace will boost its aluminium recycling capacity by 170 million pounds, or roughly 5.2 billion more used aluminium beverage cans per annum. This added capacity means […]

Global Aluminium Foil Group Joins ASI

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced the addition of the Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI) to their organization last Thursday. GLAFRI provides its sixty members with information and data on the global aluminium foil market and coordinates sustainability initiatives among its members in an effort at promoting innovation and boost growth for the market […]

Rio Tinto Awards Over $900 MM in Amrun Contracts to Queensland Firms

Mining titan Rio Tinto Group’s emphasis on regional economic development will be worth at least $900 million to the Queensland economy, as over two-thirds of the $1.38 billion in contracts for the development of the Amrun bauxite project have been awarded to local suppliers. Over five hundred Queensland businesses have been engaged in either directly […]

Norsk Hydro’s Numbers Down in 2016 – Firm Sees Hope in Automotive Aluminium for 2017

Oslo’s aluminium and renewable energy firm Norsk Hydro ASA released its 2016 annual report on Friday. Though numbers were reflective of the challenges the global aluminium faced in the year, comments by the firm’s CEO signaled hope that the company’s focus upon automotive lightweighting would boost the bottom line in the coming years. Hydro’s underlying […]

Novelis Inks Deal with Chinese Electric Automobile Maker NIO

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis yesterday announced a partnership to provide its proprietary aluminium alloys to Shanghai electric automobile start-up firm NIO. The agreement has Novelis supplying to NIO its Novelis Advanz alloy to the Chinese automaker from its plant in Changzhou. Novelis aluminium will be used throughout NIO’s electric sport-utility vehicles, including […]