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Alcoa Planning Conversion To Steam-Generated Power At Australian Alumina Refineries

Alcoa Planning Conversion To Steam-Generated Power At Australian Alumina Refineries

American aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation said this week that it is preparing a “step change” in the production of alumina that would eliminate 70 percent of the emissions generated in the process by adapting renewable energy as a power source. Alcoa’s Australia...

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China Imports All-Time High Of 31.1 Thousand Metric Tons Of Unwrought Aluminium Alloy In November

Import data released earlier this week showed marked increases in China’s intake of bauxite, alumina, and unwrought aluminium in recent months, mostly reversing declines in prior periods. According to Shanghai Metals Market, Chinese buyers imported 7.21 million metric tons of HS code 26060000 bauxite in November, good for a month-on-month increase of 11.38 percent. Last […]

China Bauxite Imports Fall By 6 Percent In August Thanks To The Rains In Africa

Adverse weather conditions are to blame for the drop in imported bauxite ore by buyers in the People’s Republic of China, as rainy weather in Guinea hampered exports of the aluminium precursor to the Middle Kingdom in August. According to data released this week by the country’s customs department, China imported 9.04 million metric tons […]

China Imports Of Bauxite Ore Rose By 24.9 Percent In 2019 Through July

As improvements to low-temperature alumina production continue by refiners in the People’s Republic of China, the country’s thirst for overseas bauxite increases. Such was the story told by Customs data released on Sunday that showed a 24.9 percent jump on the year in imported bauxite in the year’s first seven months. Customs data on HS […]

Fearing Trump Administration Tariffs, Australia PM Morrison Defends Aluminium Exports To United States

Responding to reports that the Trump Administration is weighing tariffs on aluminium imports from Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday that his country’s aluminium producers have complied fully with the current deal in place between the two governments. In comments to reporters in the Solomon Islands, Morrison defended his country’s aluminium exporters, saying they […]

Despite Rains, Metro Mining Carries Out Improvements At Bauxite Hills Mine

Australia’s Metro Mining Ltd. updated investors regarding operations at Bauxite Hills Mine yesterday, detailing the events that have taken place over the wet season and since the firm’s announced transition to the site’s owner-operator. Per the press release, Metro ended mining operations in December, shifting the focus at the site to maintenance and infrastructure improvements. […]