Sustainability

EGA Power-Saving Design Wins Regional Award

EGA Power-Saving Design Wins Regional Award

Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) was awarded the Productivity Award in the 2016 Ideas.Arabia Idea of the Year Competition last week. The firm’s winning idea involved welding joints to reduce voltage drops across such joints. “Continuous improvement and innovation is integral...

Events

Australian Government Awards Grant to Project for Using Solar Energy in Alumina Refining

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has chosen a product that could lead to Australia’s aluminium manufacturers using solar thermal energy instead of fossil fuels to refine alumina. The government agency is funding the project and will partner with American aluminium producer Alcoa. The project, which ARENA chief Ivor Frischknecht called “essential,” is projected to […]

Chalco LNG-Replacement Facility Soon to be Commissioned

Houston’s Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. is preparing to commission the largest of three natural gas replacement projects constructed under the auspices of Tianwo-SES Clean Energy Technologies Co., Ltd. for the People’s Republic of China’s state-owned aluminium producer Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (Chalco). The natural gas replacement projects produce clean and economical syngas to replace […]

PRC Scientists Develop Cheaper, Cleaner Battery Using Aluminium

A research team from the People’s Republic of China has developed a new type of battery that uses aluminium. Inventors claim that it is both economical and overcomes many of the problems associated with lithium ion batteries (LIBs). Scientists at the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences introduced their […]

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

‘Sustainability’ now interfaces with business on a number of fronts, including operational performance, regulatory compliance, commercial relationships and broader reputation. Governments, leading companies, NGOs and consumers are increasingly focused on how companies should approach sustainability issues in their own businesses and supply chains. Increasingly, business approaches need to be closely integrated with broader regulatory frameworks […]

Toyota Opens Efficient Aluminium Engine Plant in Indonesia

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia, a subsidiary of Japan’s Toyota Motor Company, opened a new plant in West Java on Monday. The Karawang Engine Plant will manufacture aluminium-block engines, sourcing its aluminium from local mines and smelters. The opening of the Toyota plant is a significant milestone in Indonesia’s aluminium industry. The country nationalized the industry […]