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ASI Certifies World’s Longest-Running Aluminium Plant Under Sustainable Production Standard

ASI Certifies World’s Longest-Running Aluminium Plant Under Sustainable Production Standard

Trade group Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced this week the provisional certification of Alcoa’s Massena smelter, which is the longest continuously-operating aluminium facility on Earth, under its Performance Standard for sustainable aluminium production. Alcoa’s Massena plant has been in operation since 1902 and...

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Alcoa Announces Restart Of 35 MTPA Of Capacity At Portland Aluminium Smelter

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced this week that the Portland aluminium smelter in Australia would soon be restarting 35 thousand metric tons of shuttered aluminium capacity. Alcoa said in a press release that work on the restart will begin at once, with new aluminium to roll off the line in the fall of next […]

Alcoa Pledges To Achieve Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2050

American aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced this week its intention to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions along the entirety of its operations by 2050. The firm said that the push to neutralize both direct and indirect GHG emissions dovetails with its overall goal of operating in a more sustainable manner. Alcoa also notes that the […]

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 […]

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 […]