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

5 September 2019 - 14:34
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.

Bahrain's Alba raising $1.5 billion in bank debt -sources

5 September 2019 - 14:31
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) , owner of one of the world’s largest aluminium smelters, is raising $1.5 billion in bank debt to refinance loans it obtained in 2016 to back its Line 6 expansion project, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Ball Corporation Introduces World’s First Aluminium Beverage Cup

5 September 2019 - 14:28
Colorado’s Ball Corporation announced earlier this week a pilot program for testing and marketing single-use aluminium beverage cups, which the firm says is the first step in introducing infinitely recyclable aluminium as an alternative to plastic.

Alunorte, Norsk Hydro, And Ministerio Publico Federal File Petition To Lift Embargo On New Bauxite Residue Deposit Area

5 September 2019 - 14:25
Yesterday Norsk Hydro ASA, Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte), and Brazil’s Ministerio Publico Federal together asked the Federal Court in Belem to end the production embargo it placed upon the world’s largest alumina refiner in March of last year.

Alcoa And United Steelworkers Reach Tentative Agreement On New Labor Contract

5 September 2019 - 14:21
Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced a tentative accord with United Steelworkers over a four-year labor contract covering about 1,700 workers at five plants throughout the United States.

Global wind turbine fleet to consume over 5.5Mt of copper by 2028 — report

3 September 2019 - 15:51
Over 650 GW of new onshore and 130 GW of new offshore wind capacity will be installed between 2018 and 2028, which will consume in excess of 5.5Mt of copper, according to new analysis by Wood Mackenzie.

Birmingham sent half of its aluminium abroad for the recycle in 2018

29 August 2019 - 19:31
Birmingham City Council has revealed that it sent over half of its aluminium abroad to be recycled last year. As per the report, 280 tonnes out of 529 tonnes of aluminium were sent to Germany, while the remaining 249 tonnes were sent to facilities within the United Kingdom.

Indian Oil Corporation to make alumina-based battery for electric vehicles

29 August 2019 - 19:29
To avoid future dependency on China for lithium batteries, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) will reportedly make an alumina-based battery, which will be used for running electric vehicles.

Alba records 10 million working-hours without LTI

29 August 2019 - 19:25
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), on course to become the world’s largest aluminium smelter with Line 6, announced a historic milestone as its smelter completed 10 million working-hours without any Lost Time Injury (LTI) on 27 August 2019 for the first time in the history of its operations since 1971.

PIOJ denies production slowdown in Alpart alumina refinery despite the news of shutdown doing rounds

29 August 2019 - 19:23
The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) said yesterday that it was not expecting a decline in alumina production in the near term despite proposed cut backs in the sector due to lower price of alumina. James Stewart, Senior Director at the PIOJ said that while the Institute is in discussion with JISCO regarding production, there is no sign of a production slowdown in Alpart.
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