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Alcoa Debuts World’s First Low-Carbon Smelter-Grade Alumina

Alcoa Debuts World’s First Low-Carbon Smelter-Grade Alumina

American aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced last week an expansion of its low-carbon aluminium and alumina line Sustana. Per the firm, the line would expand by adding the industry’s first low-carbon, smelter-grade alumina EcoSource. Measured through the mining and refining process, EcoSource...

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Alcoa Weathers COVID-19 Storm In Second Quarter

Aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation released results for the second quarter on Wednesday, boasting both a better balance sheet and improved productivity despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In the just-ended quarter the firm posted a total revenue of US$2,148 million, besting the prior quarter’s total of US$2,381 million but down on the year from last year’s […]

Inslee Letter Fails To Stop Layoffs At Alcoa’s Ferndale Smelter

Only hours after receiving an offer of assistance from the state’s governor, Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corp. began laying off workers in earnest at its smelter in Ferndale, Washington, likely signaling the end of production at the plant. Alcoa began handing out pink slips on Thursday to many of the plant’s 700-strong workforce, giving the […]

ASI’s Certification Of Alcoa Plants On Four Continents Opens Door To Offering Of Certified Sustainable Aluminium

Alcoa and the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced earlier this week the certification of almost a dozen of the pioneering aluminium firm’s operations throughout the world against the ASI’s standards, paving the way for Alcoa to offer ASI-certified aluminium to its customers. The certifications cover 11 plants on four continents, including operations in Australia, Brazil, […]

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 […]