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Novelis And Georgia Tech Expand Partnership On Aluminium Innovation

Novelis And Georgia Tech Expand Partnership On Aluminium Innovation

Atlanta’s rolled aluminium firm Novelis announced this week the expansion of its partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) on the Novelis Innovation Hub. The partnership will explore new areas in materials and process research with an eye toward increased...

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Constellium To Head Up Project To Produce Aluminium Battery Enclosures For Electric Vehicles

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. announced yesterday that it will head a £15-million project with a consortium of automakers and suppliers to build aluminium battery enclosures for electric vehicles. The project, christened Aluminium Intensive Vehicle Enclosures (ALIVE) will be carried out in the United Kingdom as a research project partially funded by […]

Aluminium: Balancing the Low-Carbon Equation

Climate change is in the headlines again, thanks largely due to the commentary of 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. Though often brash and confrontational, Thunberg is emphasizing the dire straits in which humanity finds itself relative to our environment and our collective effect upon it like few others before her have done. As the world […]

Indian Oil Corp Plans Project To Develop And Market Alumina-Based Batteries

Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) announced plans earlier this week to develop and research an alumina-based battery in an effort at reducing India’s dependency upon the People’s Republic of China for lithium supplies. IOCL execs told local media it has entered into a partnership with an unnamed overseas firm to begin the process. The firm is […]

Novelis Debuts New 25 Percent Stronger Automotive Aluminium Alloy

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced yesterday the launch of a new aluminium alloy designed specifically for automotive body sheet. The new alloy, christened Advanz 6HS-s650, is a 6xxx-series aluminium alloy that Novelis says surpasses the automotive industry’s standards for strength, lightweighting, formability, performance, and structural integrity. With a reported in-service strength […]

BYD Showcases Popular All-Aluminium 12-Meter eBus At Stockholm Conference

Chinese vehicle manufacturer BYD Co Ltd showcased its all-aluminium 12-meter (39-foot) eBus last week at Stockholm’s UITP Global Public Transport Summit. The model is an all-electric, emissions-free eBus that is produced in trim levels with either two or three doors. The Hungarian-built bus boasts a capacity of 80 passengers and is the firm’s most popular […]