India’s Aluminium Industry Needs USD 29 Bn CAPEX To Go Net-Zero: CEEW

The Indian aluminum industry requires an additional capital expenditure (CAPEX) of nearly Rs 2.2 lakh crore (USD 29 billion) to achieve net zero carbon emissions, according to Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) study.  CEEW in its recent report found that renewable energy (RE) power sources could abate 49 percent of the total emissions […]

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POSCO Supercharges Green Innovation with Massive Hydrogen & Battery Production Investment

POSCO Holdings Inc. has announced its plan to invest 121 trillion won (US$92 billion) by 2030, claiming to strengthen its competitiveness in the steelmaking industry and foster new growth opportunities. POSCO’s investment strategy encompasses not only its core steelmaking business but also the development of rechargeable battery production and the “hydrogen business,” which will play […]

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Metastable Materials Launches R&D & Innovation Centre in Bengaluru

Urban mining startup Metastable Materials has inaugurated its maiden R&D and Innovation Centre in Bengaluru. The centre will look at accomplishing the multi-fold goals of carrying out equipment fabrication, design and development, and process optimization, among other strategic ambitions. The company’s newly-inaugurated facility, spread over a total area of 5,000 sq. ft., is equipped with […]

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Vedanta Aluminium Commissions India’s Largest Li-Ion Forklifts Fleet

India’s largest aluminum producer and private sector miner, Vedanta Aluminium has announced commissioning India’s largest electric fleet of 27 forklifts. This electric fleet is powered by lithium-ion batteries. This is the first step in Vedanta Aluminium’s attempts to decarbonize its industrial vehicle fleet, and it was done in collaboration with GEAR (Gemini Equipment and Rentals […]

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Europe’s Metal Industry Asks EU to Help it Deliver Energy Transition

Industry association Eurometaux has asked EU policy-makers to allow member states to support domestic producers of aluminium, zinc and silicon with state aid to ensure supplies of the metals crucial for the transition to low carbon energy. The European Union has a goal to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by 55% from 1990 levels by […]

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Rio Tinto to Spend $7.5 B to Cut Carbon Emissions by 50% by 2030

Rio Tinto, an Anglo-Australian multinational and the world’s second-largest metals and mining corporation, plans to spend $7.5 billion in direct capital expenditure to decarbonise its assets from 2022 to 2030, aiming to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2030. The mining giant has outlined a long-term strategy for the decarbonisation of some of its operations in […]

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Alcoa to Investigate Low Emissions Alumina: ARENA

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced $11.3 million in funding to Alcoa of Australia Limited (Alcoa) to demonstrate technology that can electrify the production of steam in its alumina refining process using renewable energy. Australia is the world’s largest exporter of bauxite and one of the largest […]

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