Opening the Window of Opportunity

Opening the Window of Opportunity

01 September 2016

"The current problem with aluminium smelting" says Dr. Mark Dorreen, Director of the Light Metals Research Centre at The University of Auckland, in New Zealand, "is that we have been completely accepting of the fact that the existing primary aluminium production process doesn’t allow the energy input of a smelter to be varied by much more than plus or minus five percent.

"Not only does this create a number of significant problems for the aluminium industry", he says, “but it also makes us oblivious to the opportunities that exist for smelters when the energy-use window is opened."

Read the full article, published in Aluminium International Today, below. 

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