Incoming President of the Australian Aluminium Council calls for bauxite, alumina and aluminium to be formally recognised as critical minerals in Australia

February 02, 2023

The Australian Aluminium Council’s incoming President, Mike Ferraro (CEO and Managing Director, Alumina Ltd), today called upon the federal government to include bauxite (aluminium ore), alumina and aluminium on the Critical Minerals List.

“Aluminium is, and will continue to be, one of the most widely used commodities in the global clean energy transition. To capitalise on the nation’s abundance of these commodities and to position Australia as a supplier of choice, they need to be recognised as critical minerals,” Mr Ferraro said.

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