Sustainability

Rio Tinto Promises Carbon-Free Smelting Technology At Tiwai Point

Rio Tinto Promises Carbon-Free Smelting Technology At Tiwai Point

New Zealand’s Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter is in line to possibly become the world’s first carbon-free aluminium smelter after a productive discussion between the heads of Rio Tinto Group and the New Zealand government last week. A Kiwi news source says Rio...

Australian Red Mud Management Technology Receives Major Funding Boost

A project to convert red mud waste created by refining alumina by the University of Queensland Sustainable Minerals Institute received significant financial backing earlier this week, as the project announce the accumulation of almost A$500,000 to pursue its research. Though details of the research are scarce, the project, headed up by Dr. Tuan Nguyen, is […]

Rio Tinto To Supply Nespresso With Solely ASI Certified Aluminium By 2020

Swiss coffee company Nestlé Nespresso S.A. and Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group announced earlier today a compact to collaborate on producing Nespresso packets made from Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Certified Aluminium. Per the agreement, Nespresso and Rio Tinto expect to produce packets from 100 percent sustainable aluminium within the next two years, offering consumers […]

Norsk Hydro Plant In Netherlands Becomes First-Ever Extrusion Plant Certified By ASI

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA announced yesterday that Hydro Hoogezand, its aluminium extrustion plant in Netherlands, has become the world’s first extrusion plant to obtain Performance Standard certification from global standards and certification organization The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). Per Norsk Hydro, Hydro Hoogezand is the first of 15 plants the firm intends to […]

Novelis Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 5 Percent in FY 2018

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. released its Fiscal Year 2018 sustainability report yesterday. Among other issues, the report highlighted the firm’s increase of recycled aluminium by 2 percent year on year to a total of 57 percent of the company’s total. The annual report, which sets out the firm’s goal of “Shaping […]