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Second And Final Production Embargo At Alunorte Lifted By Brazilian Court

Second And Final Production Embargo At Alunorte Lifted By Brazilian Court

The last remaining production embargo at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) is a thing of the past after the Brazilian federal court in Belem vacated it on Monday. Norsk Hydro made the announcement yesterday of the embargo’s end, noting that...

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Brazilian Environmental Agency Approves Use Of New Bauxite Residue Deposit Area At Alunorte

Norsk Hydro ASA is one step closer to resuming full production at the Alunorte alumina refinery after receiving authorization by the Brazilian federal environmental agency late last week. On Thursday the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis, or IBAMA) rescinded the embargo […]

Pará Government Grants Norsk Hydro Permission To Resume 50-Percent Production At Alunorte

Just days after the Brazilian federal government gave Norsk Hydro the go-ahead to resume alumina production at the Alunorte refinery, the state environmental department acquiesced to the plant’s partial reopening under its supervision. On Monday, the Pará Secretary of State for Environment and Sustainability (SEMAS) signed off on Hydro’s petition to utilize the press filter […]

Hydro Granted Federal Permission To Operate Pump At Alunorte Disposal Pond, Averting Plant’s Closure

Mere days after Norsk Hydro’s announcement of the closure of its Alunorte alumina refinery, the Brazilian federal government granted the plant the authorization to operate the machinery necessary to utilize its only available bauxite residue area. On Friday the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos […]

Norsk Hydro To Close Alunorte Alumina Refinery

The global alumina landscape is likely facing radical changes in the very near future after Norsk Hydro ASA announced the full closure of the world’s biggest alumina refinery in Brazil on Wednesday. The company says the decision to fully curtail operations at Alunorte was prompted by the fact that the bauxite residue deposit area 1 […]