April 2022

Hydro announces tender offer for 100% of shares in recycler Alumetal

Norsk Hydro has put in a tender offer for the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Polish recycling company Alumetal, the former announced on Friday April 29.

Five key stories from April 28

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Thursday April 28 that are worth another look.

Alumina industry striving toward improved sustainability, says Alcoa

Alcoa is pushing forward with its sustainability efforts while industry competitors are spurring each other to increased action, chief commercial officer Kelly Thomas said on Thursday April 28.

‘Green’ alumina can command a premium, producers say

Alumina produced in a sustainable way can command a premium like aluminium, panelists at Fastmarkets’ bauxite and alumina conference said on Thursday April 28.

Five key stories from April 27

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday April 27 that are worth another look.

New smelting capacity a ‘double-edge sword’ for alumina prices

Additional aluminium refining capacity is expected to come online in the coming months, which could cap the Chinese alumina price, Fastmarkets analyst Andy Farida said on Wednesday April 27.

Guinea bauxite miners must deliver on refinery obligations, minister says

Bauxite miners in Guinea must build refineries in the country and respect their obligations or face administrative action, Moussa Magassouba, the country’s Minister of Mines & Geology, said during a keynote speech at Fastmarkets’ Bauxite and Alumina conference in Miami, United States, on Wednesday April 27.

Alcoa installs new furnace to recycle aluminum using renewable energy

Alcoa has completed the installation of a new furnace at its Mosjøen aluminium smelter in northern Norway that uses renewable energy to recycle scrap materials, the US producer said on Wednesday April 27.

China alumina exports jump in March on positive terms

Exports of alumina from China in March registered an upswing, by 187.6% year on year, which included an increase of 90 times in exports to Russia, the country’s latest customs data released on April 20 showed.

Alumina prices continue to fall, Brazil differential grows

Key data from Fastmarkets’ alumina pricing session on Friday April 22.