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Increased Hydropower In Yunnan Leads To Bump In Aluminium Production

Increased Hydropower In Yunnan Leads To Bump In Aluminium Production

According to an analyst who spoke to Reuters earlier this week, Yunnan’s aluminium smelters are already starting to increase output thanks to an increase in available power in the province. Yunnan is in the midst of recovering from a drought, which took...


Norsk Hydro Inks 1,300 GWh Renewable Power Contract With Hafslund Eco

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA signed a new six-year long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with renewable power provider Hafslund Eco Vannkraft AS last week. The PPA will have Hafslund Eco provide Hydro with 1,300 GWh over the life of the contract. Financial terms of the agreement were not made public by either party. This […]

Chalco Moves 135 Thousand MTPA To Yunnan Aluminium

State-owned aluminium firm Aluminum Corp of China Ltd (Chalco) is moving an additional 135 thousand metric tons per annum of aluminium smelting production to its co-affiliate Yunnan Aluminium, the company announced yesterday. This is but the latest in a mass migration to the area, where hydropower is cheap and abundant. Both Chalco and Yunnan Aluminium […]

Low-carbon Aluminium Boosts Industry’s Green Credentials

Global warming remains one of the leading critical global issues – emphasised in the last Paris accord and this month’s COP23 summit in Bonn. The carbon equivalent (CE), as a measure of how much CO2 is produced by any activity, is now accepted as a crucial major index of environmental performance, not least for the […]