December 10: Aluminium producer Alcoa plans to raise can recycling capacity at its plant in Tennessee, in the US.
The US$22m investment will increase used-beverage-can molten output capacity by almost 50 percent.
Due to be completed by mid 2009, the project includes a new crusher and delacquering furnace and supporting building enclosures, utilities and environmental systems.
In 2007, Alcoa expects to recycle 14 billion aluminium cans.

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