Aluminum Mining News

American Manganese moves forward with plans to recycle lithium-ion battery materials

Together with an industry partner, the company built a pilot plant to recycle cobalt, nickel, manganese, and aluminum.

Arconic Chairman John Plant takes additional role of CEO

Plant previously served as the CEO of auto parts maker TRW Automotive from 2003 to 2015.

Rio’s BC Works smelter ASI certified

The ASI certification is the highest internationally recognized standard for environmental, social and governance practices.

Rio Tinto to remain strong despite difficulties—report

A key asset is the Oyu Tolgoi copper project in Mongolia, which will partially diversify the miner's earnings away from iron ore.

Copper producer Aurubis names Roland Harings as new CEO

Harings takes over at Aurubis on July 1, replacing current CEO Juergen Schachler.

Rusal shares soar, aluminium falls as U.S. lifts sanctions

Members may freely enter into contracts with Rusal and its affiliates.

FLSmidth to expand Hindalco’s alumina refinery in Odisha, India

The contract was finalised at a recent meeting of Hindalco’s and FLSmidth’s top managements.

Global aluminium production growth brakes sharply in 2018

China's aluminium production, to quote Wood Mackenzie, "is not going to fall off a cliff in 2019".

Alcoa beats profit estimates on strength in alumina segment

The company's shares were down 1.6 percent in extended trading, reversing course after rising as much as 3.5 percent to $30.

Scant relief for U.S. aluminium users from removal of Rusal sanctions

The U.S. Treasury has said it would lift sanctions on Rusal this month after a restructuring.

China carbon industry to face severe overcapacity — association

Carbon products are widely used in sectors such as metallurgy, chemicals, aviation and renewable energy.

Mining innovation helps lead BC’s economy into high-tech future

BC risks a contraction of the mining sector of the economy by not taking concrete, immediate action while competitors advance initiatives of their own.

Miners are budgeting for a recovery in copper

Don’t listen to what miners say. Look at what they do.

Miners are budgeting for a recovery in copper

Don’t listen to what miners say. Look at what they do.

The year that politics broke the metals cycle: Andy Home

In a world where the Trump Administration is leading a return to economic and resource nationalism, it’s hard to see how global metals can break free of global politics.

China's top aluminium firms gather to address price slump – sources

The major producers will talk about what they can do to support the market, if there's a possibility to do further curtailments.

Guinea bauxite miner to build new railway in $3B deal

The 135-kilometer (84-mile) railway, which will link mining operations to a river terminal, will cost an estimated $1.2 billion and is expected to start operations in 2022.

Innord to separate rare earths from hybrid and electric vehicle recycling pilot study

Participating in this study opens the door for a potential new supply source through recycling electric motors from the transportation industry in the future.

Rio Tinto sells Kitimat wharf to LNG Canada for $576 million

LNG Canada is a joint venture of Shell, Petronas, PetroChina, Mitsubishi and Kogas.

Brazil's Votorantim profit falls despite higher revenues

Meanwhile, Nexa Resources, a unit of Votorantim, has just approved a $392 million capital expenditure in a zinc mining project in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso.

Abundant aluminium stocks and low prices conceal tight market

Aluminium is a metal key for the transport and packaging industries but at current prices about 40% of the world's aluminium production is losing money.

Japan's Sumitomo Metal cuts FY profit forecast on lower metal prices

Sumitomo Metal cut its full-year forecast, blaming lower-than-expected metal prices amid the U.S.-Sino trade spat, and reduced nickel output.

Australia state to roll out new mine rehabilitation rules

Queensland state is set to unveil proposed resource regulations that will require miners to pay into an "insurance fund" for the remediation of old mines.

China's booming alumina exports held steady in October – Chalco president

China this year has been exporting unusually high volumes of alumina, a substance used to make aluminium.

China's industrial heartland Shandong to overhaul energy intensive industries

As part of a new plan to overhaul energy intensive industries, Shandong province is planning to consolidate dozens of small refineries and build mega-petrochemical complexes.