BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Bauxite and Alumina


China’s Shenhua group, one of China’s largest energy companies, has commenced construction of a new 1 million tonne alumina refinery.   Nothing new about that – China is now a dab hand in alumina.   But this plant, being built in Erdos in Inner Mongolia, will produce alumina from fly ash. Fly ash is a […]

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Hat tip to Tony Botelho, of Goa Petcoke Consultancy, for this item. According to a newspaper story that Tony sent me, the Indian Criminal Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought permission to conduct an investigation into the entire board of National aluminium Company, better known in the Aluminium world as NALCO. The investigation relates to […]

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AZ China will be speaking at the Metal Bulletin Bauxite and Alumina conference in Singapore tomorrow afternoon. Paul will cover the following topics:   Understanding China’s efforts to limit excess investment and the implication on its bauxite/alumina market Statistical analysis of China’s aluminium industry – production and output capacity of electrolytic aluminum, equipment utilization rates and […]

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Twelve months to the day after Chinalco announced they would not go ahead with an alumina refinery, the Queensland Government has announced it is revoking Chinalco’s licence for the Aurukun bauxite deposit.   Here is one of many articles reporting the announcement. Chinalco had previously convinced the Government to take the leases out of the […]

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A recent article in Business Insider reports that a Chinese group recently toured Guinea in West Africa, and proposed building an alumina refinery and aluminium smelter in that country. That got the attention of UC Rusal, who is at the same time facing punitive action from the Guinean President, Alpa Conde.   President Conde has […]

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An intriguing article has appeared in the Montreal Globe and Mail.   It says that a Canadian company is developing a new technology to extract alumina from clay.   According to the article, the new technology is cleaner and less costly than the Bayer method that most alumina refineries use, and it doesn’t produce the […]

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