High Prices, Scarcity, and Uncertainty Bedevil the Global Alumina Market Thanks to U.S. Sanctions on Rusal

High Prices, Scarcity, and Uncertainty Bedevil the Global Alumina Market Thanks to U.S. Sanctions on Rusal

Much of the focus of attention in the aluminium world regarding the fallout from United States government sanctions against Rusal has been focused upon their effect on raw aluminium, and rightly so. However, the bigger impact to date has been felt in...


Vedanta Aiming At Sourcing All Alumina Domestically by 2020

New Delhi metals and mining giant Vedanta Limited plans to increase alumina capacity at domestic refineries over the next several years, aiming at achieving full domestic self-sufficiency by the end of the decade. According to the firm, Vedanta anticipates reaching the goal of ceasing reliance upon overseas alumina by the ongoing ramp-up at its Lanjigarh […]

Mytilineos Planning a US$400 MM Alumina Refinery in Greece

Greek industrial conglomerate Mytilineos Holdings S.A. announced late last week a plan to build a US$400-million alumina refinery on its own shores. According to the firm, the plant will make the Hellenic Republic the most prolific producer of alumina on the continent. Mytilineos’ Chief Executive Officer Evangelos Mytilineos said in an interview with international news […]

China’s Alumina Output to Increase by 6.65 MMT in 2017

The People’s Republic of China’s state-run metals consultancy firm Beijing Antaike declared that the country’s alumina capacity would rise by 6.65 million metric tons per annum by the end of this year. Refineries in north, central, and northwest China are expected to lead the charge. Industrial heavyweights Shandong and Henan are forecast to add 2 […]

Researchers Develop Method for Extracting Valuable Material from Red Mud

One of the biggest challenges faced by the aluminium industry is disposing of “red mud,” the caustic leftover material produced when aluminium is extracted from bauxite. However, researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) are working to develop a commercially-viable method for harvesting marketable metals from the substance. “We’re trying to help the environment by getting […]

Alumina Ltd’s First-Half Numbers Lower Due to Rough Commodities Market

Australian firm Alumina Ltd. published its half-year results yesterday. Though still in the black, their first-half numbers reflect the continued challenging commodities market. Alumina reported an after-tax net profit of US$8 million for the half, which is down year-on-year from US$122 million. The firm took a US$5 million hit from the restructuring of Alcoa Worldwide […]