Sustainability

Rusal to Invest US$250 MM in Gas-Capture Technology at Four Aluminium Smelters

Rusal to Invest US$250 MM in Gas-Capture Technology at Four Aluminium Smelters

Russian Federation aluminium titan U.C. Rusal is planning to invest US$250 million in a five-year project to implement cutting-edge automation technology across several of its aluminium smelters. The proprietary technology, dubbed EcoSoderberg, was developed in Rusal’s Engineering and Technology Centre based in...

Events

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 […]

Novelis Sustainability Report Shows Firm is Well Ahead of Targets

Aluminium rolled and recycling firm Novelis, Inc. released its 2017 Sustainability Report yesterday. The firm boasted the achievement of several sustainability targets up to two years ahead of schedule. According to the report, Novelis increased the use of high-recycled metal content inputs by 55 percent and reduced water usage to 2.7 cubic meters per metric […]