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Apple Buys First Carbon-Free Aluminium From Alcoa-Rio Tinto Joint Venture Elysis

Apple Buys First Carbon-Free Aluminium From Alcoa-Rio Tinto Joint Venture Elysis

American technological company Apple Inc. announced earlier this week its inaugural purchase of carbon-free aluminium from Alcoa Corp and Rio Tinto Group joint venture Elysis. Apple says the initial purchase will ship later this month from Alcoa’s Pittsburgh research facility. The aluminium...

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Rio Tinto and Scepter Ink Decade-Long Extension of Sustainable Aluminium Partnership

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group announced the renewal of a long-term agreement with Quebec’s aluminium dross and scrap recycler Scepter, Inc. The agreement extends the companies’ partnership, which began in 2002, by another decade. In addition, the arrangement will see Scepter investing US$3 million in efficiency improvements on its process. Rio Tinto Aluminium managing […]

Quebec Government Announces C$100 Million Aid Package to Small Aluminium Smelters

The government of Quebec announced earlier this week a plan to come to the rescue of the province’s smaller aluminium and steel firms by way of a C$100-million loan package. As hinted at last week, Canadian Economy Minister Dominique Anglade rolled out the plan on Monday shortly after meeting with representatives of the province’s aluminium […]

Quebec Government Vows Assistance to Tariff-Hobbled Aluminium Industry

Stating that the Trump administration’s tariffs are “unacceptable” and “unjustified,” Quebec’s economy minister Dominique Anglade said Monday that the province’s government will take measures to insure that the area’s aluminium industry remains afloat. Anglade made the comments in the course of a meeting of representatives from aluminium stakeholders from Canada, the European Union, and the […]

Rio Tinto Announces C$250 MM Investment in Vaudreuil Alumina Refinery

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group announced yesterday its decision to infuse C$250 million (US$199 million) into operations at Québec’s Vaudreuil alumina refinery. Per the firm’s press release, the investment will safeguard not only the plant’s ongoing production, it will also secure the future of those engaged to keep the plant running, which totals approximately […]