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Alcoa has ownership in seven active bauxite mines globally and operates four of them, making us among the largest bauxite producers in the world. We have access to large bauxite deposits with mining rights that extend in most cases more than 20 years. Our global network is strategically located near key Atlantic and Pacific markets. It includes the Huntly mine in Australia, the second largest bauxite mine in the world.
We are the world's leading producer of alumina. With installed refinery capacity of 17 million metric tons per year, we currently operate six refineries in Australia, Brazil and Spain, and have a 25 percent share in the refinery that is part of our Ma’aden joint venture in Saudi Arabia. Our three-refinery operation in Western Australia is the world's biggest single source of alumina, able to supply eight percent of the global...
On May 10, 2018, Alcoa announced a joint venture with Rio Tinto called Elysis to scale up and commercialize a revolutionary smelting technology innovation by Alcoa that emits oxygen and eliminates greenhouse gases. Apple and the governments of Canada and Quebec are investors. Quebec also holds a small equity in the venture. It is the most significant innovation in the aluminum industry in more than a century.