Alumina/Bauxite latest news

  • June 2016

    Seven Refractories ups production capacity

    30 June 2016

    Expanded capacity in Slovania adds a new production line for advanced monolithic refractory materials, as the company seeks to improve flexibility in delivery and maximise its ability to respond to short-term inquiries.

  • India’s new mineral exploration policy receives approval

    29 June 2016

    The overhaul of the country’s metals, mineral and mining sector continues as India’s new mineral exploration policy received approval from the cabinet. The regulation is likely to help reduce delays in securing exploration licences in the hope of encouraging the auctioning of 100 mineral blocks in this financial year.

  • EU vote: Should I stay or should I go?

    23 June 2016

    Brexit could fast track UK fracking and lift some of the stringent regulations imposed on the industry, while remaining in Europe might help the UK move towards more environmentally-friendly practices.

  • US court rejects federal fracking rules

    22 June 2016

    The court ruling is a blow to Obama’s plan for a clear regulatory framework for fracking practices in the US as he reaches the end of his second term in office.

  • Altech: HPA demand for Li-ion use to surge

    21 June 2016

    The high-purity alumina (HPA) producer forecasts that the expected increase in HPA demand for battery applications further corroborates the economic viability of its Malaysian project.

  • Investors set sights on Guinea’s bauxite

    20 June 2016

    MENA private investment firms are taking a renewed interest in Guinea, which is estimated to hold about one-third of global bauxite resources, after years of political turmoil.

  • Nabaltec pins hopes on flame retardants and Asia

    17 June 2016

    The speciality alumina and technical ceramics supplier sees slow pricing conditions persisting in its core ranges for the rest of the year as it keeps its focus on diversification and looks to expand its presence in Asia.

  • IM23: Recycling refractories to cut costs

    17 June 2016

    The practice of recycling refractories and using them as secondary raw materials in other refractory applications is increasingly drawing interest from industry operators as a way to reduce costs.

  • New mining policy to rate mines in India

    10 June 2016

    Indian mines are to be assessed on the basis of their performance and compliance under a new mining and exploration policy, which will be finalised and announced next month as the government aims to regulate operations, curb illegal mining and enhance output.

  • African agrimarkets could be bigger than mining, says Gajah

    10 June 2016

    According to Gajah Investment Group, the agrimarket could become more important to the future of Africa than the mining sector. The company is focusing on the development of projects in strategic areas particularly agriculture, oil and gas and infrastructure.

  • Fly ash proppant testing validates LWP's technology

    08 June 2016

    Recent tests have validated the effectiveness in terms of cost and performance of LWP’s fly ash-based proppants, LWP has reported, which is important for oil and gas and service companies who are seeking to carry out more cost effective hydraulic fracturing (fracking) against a backdrop of low oil prices and oversupply.

  • Magnezit to supply refractories to EVRA

    06 June 2016

    The Russian manufacturer is to supply refractory products to EVRAZ for its rolled metal facilities, but cooperation will also include product testing and the development of new linings designs.

  • Indian government to auction 25 mineral blocks by August

    03 June 2016

    The Indian government is planning auction 25 additional mineral blocks, including limestone and bauxite, despite a lack of interest from potential bidders in earlier initiatives.

  • India to publicise mining data to boost exploration

    01 June 2016

    The Ministry of Mines has agreed to supply digital mining data in conjunction with India's Ministry of Defence to attract potential explorers and investors – an initiative likely to support the country’s new mineral policy which proposes to offer large tracts of land to private and public explorers.