Aluminium International Today News

  • Waste or Raw-Material

    The challenges of production wastes and the chances born within. An interview with Mr. Patrick Pollmann - Group CEO of TAHA International S.A.

    25 May 2023
  • Cooperation for CO2 optimised aluminium and battery materials recycling

    Porsche AG and Norsk Hydro ASA will work together to further reduce the carbon footprint of Porsche's car models by using low-carbon aluminium and extrusions from Hydro. In addition, the two companies will collaborate on an innovative value chain concept for battery materials and its recycling. The German luxury sports car maker and the Norwegian industrial company have signed an agreement in Oslo today, to strengthen the sustainability strategies of both companies.

    22 May 2023
  • Hydrova enables production of the first low-carbon cement

    ... made with its zero-waste aluminium dross recycling technology.

    09 May 2023
  • Closed Loop Aluminum Recycling is a Key Driver in the Circular Cars of Tomorrow

    A revolution in automotive sustainability is underway in the industry. The World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have jointly formed the Circular Cars Initiative, which is charting the course towards a zero-emission future through new technology, materials innovation, efficient vehicle usage and full life-cycle management. [1] The use of aluminum, both primary and recycled, can be a key driver in this multi-year initiative to reduce carbon emissions and improve resource efficiency.

    12 April 2023
  • Matalco announce completion on new facility

    Matalco is proud to announce the completion of their newest facility located in Franklin, Kentucky.

    22 March 2023
  • Decarbonisation of secondary aluminium melting

    Reverb or secondary melting furnaces are an effective way to achieve a global circular economy for aluminium supply. The recycling of aluminium uses up to 95% less energy compared to the primary production route, and global production of secondary aluminium has increased by 86% from 2000 to 2015.1 In 2015, the total amount of secondary aluminium produced accounted for about 22% of the total global aluminium production.1 This increasing trend in secondary aluminium production will continue to grow in the future as more aluminium becomes available through old scrap metal and aluminium manufacturers are pushed to reduce their carbon footprint to move towards net-zero goals. The increase in the secondary aluminium market size, along with the global effort towards decarbonisation, creates pressure on producers to find innovative ways to decarbonise their operations.

    15 March 2023
  • Optimising efficiency in aluminium recycling: Delacquering furnaces

    The global energy crisis, rising costs, and the Green Deal's requirements push manufacturers to adapt, and industries with energy-intensive processes must evolve more quickly than others. In February 2019, a consortium of 18 companies and research centers around Europe proposed a HORIZON project under the coordination of CIRCE, a technology center from Spain, to enable the use of an increasingly variable, bio-based, and circular feedstock in process industries through retrofitting core equipment. Accepting the consortium’s proposal, the European Commission decided in October 2019 to fund the Retrofeed project for 48 months with a 9.9 million Euro budget. A member of the consortium and the core equipment provider for the aluminum industry, Sistem Teknik R&D center has been dedicated to the project for the past four years with the goal of increasing material and energy efficiency in the aluminum recycling process.

    15 March 2023
  • The Road to Green Energy

    Today sustainability and going “Green” are of paramount importance to the world. For the world to make this transition it will need to wean itself of its never-ending thirst for fossil fuels. However, this is MUCH easier said than done, given the vast majority of today’s installed power generation capacity is based upon fossil fuels.

    13 March 2023
  • A dream that comes true

    Properzi have claimed they have been optimising their Ingot Casting Technologies for several years. BSI Group (British Standards Institution) has now certified our Technology for "green" processing, due to a reduction in CO2 emissions related to our process.

    09 March 2023