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Alcoa and Rio Tinto Announce World’s First Carbon-Free Aluminum Smelting Process

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Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:53 pm EDT

Alcoa Corporation and Rio Tinto today announced a revolutionary process to make aluminum that produces oxygen and eliminates all direct greenhouse gas emissions from the traditional smelting process. To advance larger scale development and commercialization of the new process, Alcoa and Rio Tinto are forming Elysis, a joint venture company to further develop the new process with a technology package planned for sale beginning in 2024. (read more)

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