Sustainability

First Aluminium Smelted at Hydro’s Revolutionary Karmøy Technology Pilot

First Aluminium Smelted at Hydro’s Revolutionary Karmøy Technology Pilot

Norwegian aluminium firm Norsk Hydro A.S.A. announced the first production of primary aluminium at its high-efficiency Karmøy Technology Pilot plant yesterday. “We’re now producing aluminium in the technology pilot, and we are very excited that we can now start to use this...

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Norsk Hydro Debuts Two New Low-Carbon Aluminium Products

In an effort at capturing a segment of the sustainable aluminium market, Norwegian aluminium firm Norsk Hydro A.S.A. introduced two new low-carbon aluminium products yesterday. The products, which are to be independently certified by DNV GL are Hydro 4.0, an aluminium product derived from plants powered by renewable hydropower and with a maximum content of […]

Rio Tinto and Tsinghua University Extend Sustainable Development Partnership

Anglo-Australian metal mining titan Rio Tinto Group announced on Friday an agreement with the People’s Republic of China’s Tsinghua University to extend the tenure of the partnership forming the Tsinghua-Rio Tinto Joint Research Centre for Resources, Energy and Sustainable Development. The Centre, which was established in 2012, is a joint project between the two entities […]

Aluminum Association Releases New Green Building Guidelines

The Aluminum Association announced the release of 2017’s guide to green building. The publication, entitled Aluminum in Green Buildings – A Guide to Environmental Declarations describe the processes for awarding green credits for life cycle assessments (LCA) and environmental product declarations (EPD) as well as detailing steps building designers and architects may take to satisfy […]

Norsk Hydro Inks Long-Term Energy Contract with Swedish Wind-Energy Firm

Norway’s aluminium firm Norsk Hydro A.S.A. announced yesterday that a subsidiary signed a long-term power contract with a Swedish wind-power company for electricity to fuel the firm’s aluminium operations. Hydro Energi AS’s agreement is with Sweden’s Markbygden Ett AB and will have the latter providing an annual baseload supply to Hydro Energi of 1.65 TWh. […]

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 existing environmentally-responsible technologies that still allow the profitable production of aluminium. Alro says […]