Hydro to restart Alunorte at 50% capacity after Brazil reverses technology embargo

Norsk Hydro will restart alumina production at its Alunorte facility after Brazil's environmental ministry reversed an earlier decision and will now allow the company to utilize new technology to profitably process bauxite residues at the unit, it said on Saturday October 6.

Hydro was granted an "exceptional authorization" by the federal environmental agency to use its press filter technology on bauxite residues, which will utilize "considerably less water", enabling the company to extend the life of its DRS1 deposit, it said. Production will resume at 50%. The announcement comes just...

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Archie Hunter

October 08, 2018

02:10 GMT

London