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Alcan has submitted plans to build a £50m biomass plant at its Lynemouth power station site in Northumberland by 2013, in order to secure hundreds of jobs.

Alcan is to create up to 30 new jobs at its aluminium smelter in Lynemouth, Northumberland, following a recovery in demand.

Alcan has closed its aluminium rolling mill in Falkirk with the loss of up to 80 jobs, in order to transfer production to South Wales.

Alcan is to invest £6m in its aluminium sheet rolling activities at its Rogerstone site in Newport, but its Falkirk site will close with the loss of 86 jobs.

Alcan is to complete the £28m expansion of its aluminium smelter in Lynemouth, Northumberland, by the end of the year.

Alcan is to close its fabrication technology research and development centre in Banbury with the loss of up to 100 jobs, in order to transfer the work to sites in Canada and Switzerland.

Alcan is to invest £8.3m creating a cast iron rodding plant at its Lynemouth aluminium smelter.

Alcan of Canada is to upgrade its Lynemouth aluminium smelter in Northumberland at a cost of £50m, with the creation of about 150 jobs.

Alcan Aluminium is planning to sell 12 UK aluminium businesses to a new company set up by a former regional MD.