Sustainability

Noranda, Government Partners to Make Bauxite-Mind Lands Fertile Again in Jamaica

Noranda, Government Partners to Make Bauxite-Mind Lands Fertile Again in Jamaica

Greenhouse farms are popping up on areas formerly used for mining in Jamaica, as Transport and Mining Minister Mike Henry observed as he toured one in St. Ann Parish. Accompanied by executive director of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI) Parris Lyew-Ayee and...

Events

Rusal Wins Aluminium Industry Leadership Award

Moscow’s UC Rusal announced yesterday that it was named The Industry Leader in Aluminium at the 2016 Platts Global Metals Awards. The awards were presented at a black-tie gala attracting metals industry leaders from around the world on Thursday, May 19 at Marriott Grosvenor Square in London, England. Rusal was chosen as a recipient of […]

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 to the DNA at EGA. In today’s highly competitive world, the creativity and […]

Norsk Hydro Opens €45 million Recycling Plant in Western Germany

Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company Norsk Hydro ASA announced on Tuesday that it will be opening a €45 million (US$51.32 million) recycling facility in Germany. The plant, in North Rhine-Westphalia’s far western city of Neuss, is expected to recycle up to 50,000 metric tons per annum. As Europeans are using 30 billion cans per […]

Japanese Firms Ramping Up Automotive Aluminium Offerings

Two major Japanese metals companies are planning to expand their aluminium offerings to take advantage of the emerging trend in consumer vehicle lightweighting for improved fuel efficiency. Kobe Steel is planning to spend approximately US$93 million to assemble aluminium plants in the United States and the People’s Republic of China. The plants will make extruded […]

AEC to Promulgate Industry-Wide Environmental Product Declarations

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) announced on Wednesday that it will begin to develop a set of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for the aluminium industry. The EPDs developed by the AEC will document the environmental performance of aluminium extrusions produced by extruders in the United States and Canada. “We expect these EPDs to be the […]