Electric Energy

All steps in the aluminium production process, as with all industrial processes, consume energy. Fuel is combusted to mine, move and refine bauxite. Smelters combust fuel within the facility to generate heat for anode baking, casting and supporting operations and fabrication facilities require heat and pressure to form the metal.  Refineries may co-generate electricity for use or export in addition to producing the steam required for the Bayer process.