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Alcoa To Curtail Aluminium Production At San Ciprián Until 2024

Alcoa To Curtail Aluminium Production At San Ciprián Until 2024

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced this week that it has come to an agreement with the labor force at San Ciprián aluminium smelter in Spain on a two-year closure of the plant in response to the jump in the cost of...


Alcoa To Restart Alumar Aluminium Refinery In Brazil After Six Year Shutdown

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced this week the reopening of its Alumar aluminium smelter in São Luís, Brazil. The operation has been shuttered since 2015. Alcoa says it is immediately restarting the facility, with the expectation that first metal will emanate from the plant in the middle of next year. The entire nameplate capacity […]

Bauxite Production Continues In Guinea After Military Coup

A coup that ousted Guinean president Alpha Conde has resulted in a spike in bauxite prices to an 18-month high, as buyers in China and elsewhere are concerned about the stability of bauxite supplies in post-coup Guinea. President Alpha Conde was ousted from his position as Guinea’s chief executive on Sunday by the Guinean military. […]

Alcoa To Provide Erbslöh Aluminium With EcoLum Low-Carbon Aluminium

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced a deal with Germany’s Erbslöh Aluminium GmbH to supply its affiliate WKW Extrusion with its low-carbon brand of aluminium. WKW plans to use Alcoa’s EcoLum aluminium in its own line of sustainable semi-fabricated aluminium products. Alcoa’s low-carbon aluminium will go into WKW’s NEWTRAL aluminium alloy, which is targeted at […]

ELYSIS Breaks Ground On Commercial Prototype Of Inert Anode Cells At Quebec Aluminium Plant

Alcoa Corporation and Rio Tinto Group joint venture ELYSIS commenced construction of its first commercial-scale prototype cells utilizing inert anode technology in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec this week. The prototype cells now under construction will utilize an electrical current of 450 kA, which is comparable to potlines at major aluminium smelters around the world. However, instead of […]

Alcoa Planning Conversion To Steam-Generated Power At Australian Alumina Refineries

American aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation said this week that it is preparing a “step change” in the production of alumina that would eliminate 70 percent of the emissions generated in the process by adapting renewable energy as a power source. Alcoa’s Australia subsidiary said Thursday that energy-intense exports from Down Under would be most harmed […]