BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Bauxite and Alumina


The following article comes from Reuters. Weiqiao Aluminum, China’s largest private alumina producer by capacity, has submitted a listing application to Hong Kong’s stock exchange aiming to raise about $1 billion, the Ming Pao Daily News reported on Wednesday, Shandong-based Weiqiao Aluminum, competing with Aluminum Corp of China Ltd (Chalco), was expected to launch its […]

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Naomi McSweeny, the scientist mentioned in the article we posted earlier this week, has kindly answered some of my dumb questions about the process and her breakthrough. As I explained to Naomi, my knowledge of alumina is that arrives at smelters in big ships.   But I will try to bring her answers in a way […]

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A colleague forwarded this story to me.   It comes from “Fresh Science”.   The information in the article is presented as is – I have no way of verifying if this is really a game-changing technology, though if the story is to be believed, then it seems pretty important.   Previously unknown species of naturally-occurring bacteria […]

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The following article appeared in several online journals.   This one is from Interactive Investor. Aluminum Corp of China Ltd (Chalco), the top aluminium group in China, has resumed all idle capacity of alumina and aluminium, boosting production, company executives said on Monday. “We have basically resumed all idle capacity,” Lu Youqing, vice president of Chinalco, […]

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The following article comes from China Mining. Alumina producers will continue to exercise restraint all next year, but the market will be in surplus as output is still likely to outpace aluminum smelter needs. Recent restarts and new capacity will ensure ample supplies of the intermediate material, used to produce primary aluminum. This will act […]

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The following story is from the Australian newspaper yesterday. CHINESE aluminium giant Chalco has pushed back a decision on building a A$2.2 billion (US$2bn)alumina refinery at the Queensland town of Bowen, saying alumina markets are still uncertain and unlikely to recover for years. Chalco, the listed arm of failed Rio Tinto suitor Chinalco, said a […]

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