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About Dr. Subodh Das

Dr. Das is well recognized and respected thought leader, expert and consultant to the global aluminum industry specializing in the areas of industry trends, technology, recycling, manufacturing, carbon management and new product & process developments. He is prolific writer of papers and books and frequent invited presenter at international conferences and an active blogger. Subodh is the Founder & CEO of Phinix, LLC (2008 - present). Dr. Das has about 40 years of global aluminum experience in manufacturing and technology areas covering wide disciplines including executive, project, operational, financial and technical management as well as being an accomplished scientist, engineer and inventor.

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LME Bottlenecks and its Effect on the Aluminum Industry

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Before the 1980s, banking institutions weren’t allowed to own non-financial businesses — Congress wanted to reduce the risks banks take, as well as safeguard depositors. However, in the 1990s, Congress and the Federal Reserve’s rules were relaxed, soon permitting some banks to develop businesses in storing and transporting commodities. In 2010, Goldman Sachs bought Metro […]

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Climate Change and the Global Aluminum Industry — the Role of China

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Before you start reading the blog below, consider the following THREE facts about aluminium and China: 1. China is now the world’s largest producer (> 50%) of primary aluminum using mostly (> 80%) coal-generated electricity; 2. Production of primary aluminum requires large quantity of electricity, and therefore emits a large quantity of GHG (12 tonnes […]

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The Aluminum Can Wars Begin

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In 2009, in a joint effort, aluminum companies Alcoa and Novelis decided to centralize their aluminum can collection. In 2011, the two companies accumulated 40 billion cans. However this past August, in order to start its own collection program, Novelis split from Alcoa. Both companies are now at war, trying to out-collect the other. In […]

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