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Environmental Threat Looms Over Central Asia’s Fertile Fergana Valley Due to Uranium Legacy

(IN BRIEF) The Fergana Valley, a crucial agricultural region in Central Asia, faces a looming environmental crisis resulting from decades-old uranium mining activities. The aftermath of Soviet-era uranium mining, marked by abandoned mines, open tunnels, and improperly managed waste dumps, … Read the full press release

Green Hydrogen Breakthrough: Salzgitter Group and ANDRITZ Lead the Charge in Sustainable Steel

(IN BRIEF) The Salzgitter Group, a prominent player in the steel industry, has partnered with technology leader ANDRITZ to create one of Europe’s largest green hydrogen facilities as part of the SALCOS® program. ANDRITZ will build a 100 MW electrolysis … Read the full press release

Garpenberg Mine Prepares for Autonomous Rock Transport with Boliden and Volvo Autonomous Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Boliden, a prominent mining and smelting company, has teamed up with Volvo Autonomous Solutions (V.A.S.) in a strategic partnership aimed at introducing autonomous transport solutions in Boliden’s mining operations. Their first project will be initiated at the Garpenberg … Read the full press release

EU-Funded Remediation Project Tackles Legacy Uranium Mining Sites in Uzbekistan

(IN BRIEF) Remediation work at legacy uranium mining sites in Uzbekistan is being funded by a €9 million grant from the Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia (ERA), established by the European Union (EU) and managed by the European Bank … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ’s Advanced Rolling Mill to Boost ArcelorMittal’s E-Mobility Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ, a leading international technology group, has secured a major contract from ArcelorMittal in France to provide a cutting-edge reversible 6-high cold-rolling mill for processing high-grade non-oriented silicon steel strip (NGO) used in electric motors for e-mobility. This … Read the full press release

Outokumpu Announces Shareholders’ Nomination Board Members for Board of Directors Composition Proposals

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu’s Shareholders’ Nomination Board is responsible for proposing the composition of the Board of Directors and director remuneration for the Annual General Meeting. The Nomination Board is comprised of representatives from the four largest shareholders based on the … Read the full press release

Montachem International Enters Compostable Materials Market with Seaweed Resins Company Loliware

PARTNERSHIP TO MAKE SEAWEED RESINS WIDELY AVAILABLE, LAUNCH LOLIWARE IN EUROPE (IN BRIEF) Montachem International is partnering with Loliware, a U.S.-based materials science company, to venture into the compostable materials market using seaweed resins. This move introduces Loliware’s innovative seaweed-based … Read the full press release

Hydro’s Norwegian Aluminium Smelters Lead the Way with New Energy Efficiency Measures

(IN BRIEF) Hydro, a leading aluminium producer, is taking significant steps to enhance energy efficiency across its five aluminium smelters in Norway. The measures will lead to a reduction in electricity consumption, starting with the installation of LED lights and … Read the full press release

MYTILINEOS Collaborates with SKEP to Promote Disability Awareness in Attica Schools, Earns Recognition at Responsible Business Awards

(IN BRIEF) MYTILINEOS Energy & Metals has collaborated with the Association of Social Responsibility for Children and Youth (SKEP) to support the “Focus on the Person” Disability Awareness Educational Program in Attica schools during the 2022-2023 school year. The program … Read the full press release

Hydro’s Sunndal Aluminium Plant Aims to Cut Emissions with Local Biomethane Integration

(IN BRIEF) Hydro’s aluminum plant in Sunndal, Norway, aims to replace fossil fuels with local biomethane resources to cut emissions in the production process. The initiative is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 20,000 tonnes annually, contributing to Hydro’s goal … Read the full press release

voestalpine AG’s Management Board: Renewed Mandates and New Appointments for Continued Growth

(IN BRIEF) voestalpine AG’s Supervisory Board has made significant decisions regarding its Management Board, reappointing three existing members and introducing two new members. Herbert Eibensteiner will continue as Chairman of the Management Board for another five years, with Hubert Zajicek … Read the full press release

Bang & Olufsen and Ferrari Unveil Iconic Collaboration: Aluminum Craftsmanship Meets Signature Red in Historic Collection

(IN BRIEF) Bang & Olufsen and Ferrari have collaborated to create a collection that combines their iconic brands. The collaboration highlights the strengths of both companies – Bang & Olufsen’s excellence in aluminum craftsmanship and Ferrari’s renowned red color. The … Read the full press release

Carmeuse Buffington Operation Supports Back-to-School with Donation of Supplies

(IN BRIEF) Buffington, part of Carmeuse, has extended its support to the local community by contributing to a “Back-to-School” initiative. Recognizing the challenges students face as they start a new school year, the Boys and Girls Club of Gary, Indiana … Read the full press release

Carmeuse’s Mine Rescue Teams Excel at KMI Competition, Demonstrating Safety Expertise

(IN BRIEF) Carmeuse’s mine rescue teams, the Luttrell Rangers and Black River Bandits, showcased their skills and expertise at the Kentucky Mining Institute (KMI) Rescue Competition in Lexington. Competing against other teams, the Rangers achieved an impressive third-place finish overall, … Read the full press release

Carmeuse Supports Abbey Rose Foundation 5K Trail Run/Walk to Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

(IN BRIEF) Carmeuse Huron Operation continued its tradition of supporting regional 5K races by participating in the Abbey Rose Foundation 5K Trail Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run. The event, held at Fabens Park in Huron, Ohio, saw participants navigating diverse … Read the full press release

Hexagon’s Operator Alertness System Debuts Underground, Championed by MMG for Enhanced Miner Safety

(IN BRIEF) Hexagon has partnered with MMG, a global base metals producer, to launch the HxGN MineProtect Operator Alertness System (OAS) in an underground mining context. This marks the first use of such technology in underground mines. Deployed in MMG’s … Read the full press release

Hydro Initiates Greener Sweden Project, Transitioning to Renewable Energy in Swedish Factories

(IN BRIEF) Hydro, a company specializing in aluminium solutions, has commenced the installation of solar panels and battery storage systems at its Swedish extrusions’ factories in Vetlanda, Sjunnen, and Finspång. The project, named Greener Sweden, aims to transition these factories … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Launches Innovative Carbon Capture Plant at Austrian Steel Mill for Sustainable CO2 Circular Economy

(IN BRIEF) International technology group ANDRITZ has introduced its first carbon capture plant to the steel industry. The plant, located at voestalpine’s steel mill in Linz, Austria, utilizes an amine-based process to extract carbon dioxide from flue gases produced during … Read the full press release

Bosch Engineering Unveils Cutting-Edge Assistance Systems for Safer and More Efficient Mining Machinery at steinexpo 2023

(IN BRIEF) Bosch Engineering is presenting advanced assistance systems for deep and open-cast mining machinery at steinexpo 2023. These systems aim to enhance safety by reducing accidents and improving work efficiency. The company has developed modular sensors and systems that … Read the full press release

Port of Newport Maintains Dominance as Leading UK Steel Port for Seventh Consecutive Year

(IN BRIEF) The Port of Newport, part of Associated British Ports (ABP), has retained its position as the UK’s premier steel port for the seventh consecutive year. Recent statistics from the UK Department for Transport’s Port Freight Annual Statistics for … Read the full press release

Tibnor, Subsidiary of SSAB, Plans Cost-saving Measures Including Staff Reduction to Improve Profitability

(IN BRIEF) Tibnor, a subsidiary of SSAB, has announced plans to adjust its operations in response to lower demand and profitability. The measures, intended to achieve annual cost savings of around SEK 150 million, will encompass all Tibnor business areas … Read the full press release

Finnish Company Outokumpu Leads Industry in Sustainability with First-Ever Environmental Product Declaration for Ferrochrome Production

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu, possessing the EU’s largest chromite reserves, sets a new sustainability benchmark by becoming the first ferrochrome producer to release an environmental product declaration (EPD) for its ferrochrome production process. The EPD, a verified and comprehensive assessment, showcases … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp Uhde and Orica Achieve Groundbreaking Greenhouse Gas Reduction in Australia with EnviNOx® Technology

(IN BRIEF) thyssenkrupp Uhde and Orica have successfully implemented the Kooragang Island Decarbonisation Project in Newcastle, Australia. thyssenkrupp Uhde’s EnviNOx® technology has been utilized to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at Orica’s nitric acid plants, resulting in a 98% reduction of … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp Sustains Resilient Performance Amidst Challenges in Q3 2022/2023; Refines Fiscal Year Forecast

(IN BRIEF) Despite a challenging business environment, thyssenkrupp reported a robust performance in the 3rd quarter of the 2022/2023 fiscal year. Order intake of €9.4 billion and sales of €9.6 billion were lower than the prior year due to normalization … Read the full press release

AMAG Austria Metall Achieves Top Sustainability Ranking, Named World’s Most Sustainable Aluminum Company by Sustainalytics

(IN BRIEF) AMAG Austria Metall AG has received the highest ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) rating from Sustainalytics, indicating the company’s strong performance in environmental, social, and responsible corporate governance aspects. AMAG’s ESG program was recognized as comprehensive and effective, … Read the full press release

Towards-Zero Stainless Steel: Outokumpu, thyssenkrupp, and Purem Drive Green Transformation in Auto Sector

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu, a leader in sustainable stainless steel, is partnering with thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe and Purem by Eberspaecher to drive emissions reduction in the automotive sector. Together, they are developing towards-zero stainless steel under the Circle Green initiative, … Read the full press release

FLSmidth to Supply Key Equipment and Services for Ma’aden’s Phosphate Mine in Saudi Arabia

(IN BRIEF) FLSmidth, a global supplier of engineering and equipment to the mining industry, has been selected to deliver key beneficiation equipment and services for Ma’aden’s phosphate 3 phase 1 mine site in Saudi Arabia. The order, worth approximately DKK … Read the full press release

Solidaridad and Pact Promote Mercury-Free Mining in Ghana with New Mineral Processing Equipment

(IN BRIEF) Solidaridad and Pact have collaborated on the “Promoting Mercury-free Mining in Ghana” project to support artisanal and small-scale gold miners in Ghana. The project aims to reduce mercury usage, which is harmful to miners and the environment. As … Read the full press release

Hydro Achieves Global Industry Standard Compliance for Tailings Facilities

(IN BRIEF) Hydro, a mining company, has announced that all of its tailings facilities with the highest potential consequences in the event of a failure are now in compliance with the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM). The company … Read the full press release

Hydro Invests €6 Million to Upgrade Aluminum Extrusion Plant in Lucé, France

(IN BRIEF) Hydro, a leading aluminum company, is investing NOK 67 million (EUR 6 million) to upgrade its aluminum extrusion plant in Lucé, France. The investment aims to improve the plant’s equipment, buildings, and infrastructure, enhancing its potential to become … Read the full press release

Navantia Seanergies and SeAH Partner for Offshore Wind Development in Asia and the US

(IN BRIEF) Navantia Seanergies and SeAH have signed a collaboration agreement to develop offshore wind energy in Asian countries, with a focus on South Korea and the American west coast. South Korea has set a target of 12 GW of … Read the full press release

Glencore to Acquire Majority Stake in Argentina’s MARA Project from Pan American in $475 Million Deal

(IN BRIEF) Glencore International AG (Glencore) and Pan American Silver Corp. have agreed for Glencore to acquire the 56.25% stake in the MARA Project located in Argentina from Pan American. The deal involves Glencore paying $475 million in cash and … Read the full press release

Anglo American Names John Heasley as New Finance Director to Drive Financial Strategy and Sustainable Mining Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) Anglo American plc has appointed John Heasley as Finance Director, effective by the end of 2023. Heasley currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of The Weir Group PLC, a global engineering company. He will join Anglo American’s … Read the full press release

Anglo American Reports Interim Results with 41% Decrease in EBITDA Amid Challenging Market Conditions

(IN BRIEF) Anglo American reported its interim financial results for the first half of 2023, showing a 41% decrease in underlying EBITDA, largely due to weaker product prices. Despite macro headwinds, the company is on track to achieve its full-year … Read the full press release

Germany’s Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck Commits €2 Billion to thyssenkrupp’s Green Steel Project tkH2Steel

(IN BRIEF) Robert Habeck, Germany’s Vice-Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, pledges around two billion euros in funding to thyssenkrupp Steel’s “tkH2Steel” decarbonization project. The joint effort with the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia aims to revolutionize … Read the full press release

Dassault Systèmes Demonstrates Enhanced GEOVIA Mining Software Solutions at 26th World Mining Congress

(IN BRIEF) Dassault Systèmes is showcasing its GEOVIA mining software solutions during the 26th World Mining Congress in Brisbane, Australia. The GEOVIA portfolio, including geology, earth design, earth resources management, and geospatial capabilities, is being integrated into the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. … Read the full press release

Euroclear’s Michael Carty to Lead LME Clear as CEO

(IN BRIEF) LME Clear has appointed Michael Carty as its new Chief Executive Officer and LME Clear Board Director, effective from October 2, 2023. With extensive experience in financial infrastructure and technology, Michael joins from Euroclear Group, where he held … Read the full press release

Outokumpu to Publish Half-Year 2023 Report and Host Webcast on August 3

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu, a company, will release its half-year report for January-June 2023 on August 3, 2023. The report will be available at approximately 9.00 am EEST. Later in the day, at 3.00 pm EEST, a live webcast and conference … Read the full press release

Nigel Dentoom Brings 40 Years of Metals Sector Experience to London Metal Exchange (LME) Board

(IN BRIEF) Nigel Dentoom has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Board at the London Metal Exchange (LME). With 40 years of experience in the metals sector, Nigel brings extensive knowledge of both financial and physical markets. He … Read the full press release

Innovative Vehicle Restraint Systems: voestalpine Enhances D4 Highway Safety in Czech Republic, a Record-Breaking Road Safety Project

(IN BRIEF) voestalpine, a leading supplier of vehicle restraint systems, is undertaking its largest road safety project to date. The company will supply and install 100 kilometers of guard rails for the expansion and modernization of the D4 highway in … Read the full press release