A 100% switch from coal to gas for alumina refining could offer a potential 26% reduction in cradle-to-gate emissions intensity.
Rumours have been swirling recently that China is now thinking of buying 20 Mt or more of seaborne products.
Bucking global trends, mineral processing equipment specialist Multotec has opened a new manufacturing facility to meet growing demand.
Despite disruptions during Q1 2020, global coal production is expected to grow, albeit by a marginal 0.1% to 8.13 billion tonnes (Bnt) in 2020.
Health and safety
While the scale and consequences of the Brumadinho dam failure were extreme, other tailings dam failures have occurred on a regular basis.