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Alcoa Pledges To Achieve Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2050

Alcoa Pledges To Achieve Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2050

American aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced this week its intention to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions along the entirety of its operations by 2050. The firm said that the push to neutralize both direct and indirect GHG emissions dovetails with its overall...

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Novelis Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 5 Percent in FY 2018

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. released its Fiscal Year 2018 sustainability report yesterday. Among other issues, the report highlighted the firm’s increase of recycled aluminium by 2 percent year on year to a total of 57 percent of the company’s total. The annual report, which sets out the firm’s goal of “Shaping […]

Alcoa and Rio Tinto Announce Breakthrough Carbon-Free Aluminium Smelting Process

Calling the breakthrough “the most significant innovation in the aluminium industry in more than a century,” American smelter Alcoa Corp and Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group say they have developed a revolutionary new method for smelting aluminium that produces oxygen rather than greenhouse gases. Press releases by both companies announced the breakthrough yesterday, as […]

Kaiser Aluminum Expresses Cautious Optimism Over Latest Draft of Washington State Clean-Air Rule

American aluminium producer Kaiser Aluminum says it is cautiously optimistic regarding a new proposal in the state of Washington for cutting carbon emissions. Kaiser Aluminium is one of seventy facilities in the Evergreen State that would be required to either reduce its plant’s greenhouse gas emissions or purchase credits to offset such emissions. Washington’s Department […]

European Commission: New Aluminium Technology Could Make Production Cleaner, More Efficient

Utilizing new technology now under development could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) production in the aluminium industry by two-thirds and energy consumption by over one-fifth in 2050 according to a report released yesterday by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. Achievable reductions for primary aluminium production in the intervening years may be higher, according to the […]