Hindalco will recommence its alumina production at Muri refinery after Jharkhand State Initiated Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) gave its formal nod. Inhouse alumina production will reduce their dependence on imports, the company announced on Monday.
The company has suspended production at Muri following red mud spillage at its storage facility in April.Its alumina production fell by 43,000mt to 1.35mn mt, from 1.39mn mt in the first six months of 2019, compared to the year prior. Muri refinery, producing alumina and alumina hydrate, has 450,000mt capacity, according to the company.
Hindalco’s other alumina refineries are located at Belagavi in Karnataka, Renukoot in Uttar Pradesh and Utkal in Odisha.