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Gränges And Alcoa Partner On Low-Carbon Aluminium Production

Gränges And Alcoa Partner On Low-Carbon Aluminium Production

Yesterday Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB and American aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corp announced an agreement to partner on a collaboration aimed at reducing the aluminium value chain’s impact upon the climate. The agreement will have Gränges sourcing ECOLUM rolling slabs, which...

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Century Aluminum Debuts New Line Of Low-Carbon Aluminium

American aluminium smelter Century Aluminum Company announced yesterday the launch of a new low-carbon aluminium made with energy soley derived from renewable sources. According to the firm, Natur-Al is produced in a process that releases just one-fourth of the CO2 of the industry standard. Natur-Al produces only 4 metric tons of CO2 per metric ton […]

Alcoa’s Bauxite And Alumina Operations In Western Australia Earn ASI Certification

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced earlier this week the certification of Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation’s bauxite mines and alumina refineries in Western Australia against ASI’s Performance Standard. This week’s certification includes Alcoa’s bauxite mines at Huntly and Willowdale as well as its alumina refineries at Kwinana, Pinjarra, and Wagerup. Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive […]

Alcoa To Sell Gum Springs Waste Treatment Facility To Veolia

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced earlier this week the sale Elemental Environmental Solutions (EES) and its waste treatment facility in Gum Springs, Arkansas to Veolia ES Technical Solutions (VTS) for US$250 million. Per Alcoa, the aluminium firm will be paid US$200 million at closing, which it expects to occur by the end of March. […]

Power Restored To Ghana’s VALCo Smelter After Brief Debt Row

Power is back on at Volta Aluminum Company Limited’s (VALCo) plant in Ghana today after provider Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) cut the supply on Monday over VALCo’s outstanding unpaid debt to the firm. The Head of Communications and Public Affairs for Ghana’s Energy Ministry Nana Oppong Damoah confirmed the new state of affairs to […]

Alcoa To Permanently Close Shuttered Alumina Refinery At Port Comfort

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced plans on Monday to permanently close its alumina refinery at Port Comfort, Texas. Alcoa says the decision comes as the result of a company-wide review of about a quarter of its production capacity with an eye toward improving costs and sustainable profitability. The 2.3 million metric tons per annum […]