• Two 4,000-ton screw presses are the heart of the Bharat Forge Aluminum USA’s new production line in North Carolina. (Source: Bharat Forge Aluminum USA.)

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    Automotive Lightweighting for Forgers

    By Dean M. Peters, Contributing Writer. For decades automotive companies have been seeking ways to reduce the weight of various classes of vehicles in order to improve vehicle efficiency and fuel economy and reduce carbon emissions. Recently, the forging industry has taken a closer look at its technologies and processes to see how it can […]

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    Hydro to Build New Automotive Extrusion Press in Denmark

    Hydro Extrusions is investing NOK 300 million (EUR 29 million) to expand its plant in Tønder, Denmark, with the installation of a new state-of-the-art extrusion press. The expansion project will enable the company to better serve the European automotive and electric vehicle market. “The Tønder plant is an important part of our automotive network, supplying […]

  • Hydro breaks ground on its aluminum recycling facility in Germany (L-R): Trond Olaf Christophersen, head of Recycling; Eivind Kallevik, executive vice president; Thomas Stuerzebecher, managing director of the Rackwitz facility; and Christian Schmidt, head of Recycling Technology & Project Management — all from Hydro Aluminium Metal.

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    Hydro Broke Ground on the Expansion of its Rackwitz Recycling Plant

    Hydro held a groundbreaking ceremony, marking the start of construction of a €40 million expansion of its aluminum recycling plant in Rackwitz, Germany. The expansion will enable the plant to increase production of HyForge forging stock, while also increasing the use of post-consumer, end of life scrap. “With more automotive customers putting emphasis on sustainability, […]

  • aluminum extruded profiles provide the structure of the Hem shelving system

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    Stockholm Designer Introduces T Shelf Made with Recycled Aluminum

    FormaFantasma, an Italian design studio led by Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, used aluminum extrusions in its design of a unique shelving system for Hem, an independent design brand and platform for progressive thinking. The two companies worked with Hydro during the development stage. Sustainable Design When designing the T Shelf system, FormaFantasma and Hem […]

  • Hydro CIRCAL aluminum billet

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    Shape Corp and Hydro Partner to Deliver Low-Carbon CIRCAL Aluminum to Automotive

    Shape Corp. signed an agreement with Hydro Aluminium through which the companies will partner on bringing low-carbon Hydro CIRCAL® aluminum to the U.S. market. CIRCAL is a low-carbon aluminum product, which contains high amounts of post-consumer scrap. As a global Tier 1 supplier of multi-material impact energy management and lightweight body structures, Shape will explore […]

  • Hydrovolt - electric vehicle EV battery recycling facility

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    Hydrovolt Starts Operation of Its EV Battery Recycling Plant

    Hydrovolt, a battery recycling joint venture between Hydro and Northvolt, has started commercial recycling operations at its plant in Fredrikstad, Norway. The new facility provides a sustainable solution for handling end-of-life electric vehicles (EVs). “Hydrovolt represents a milestone on Norway’s trailblazing journey towards widespread electric transportation,” said Peter Qvarfordt, CEO of Hydrovolt. “Norway has been […]

  • Breaking ground. From left: Emilie LaGrow, Village Manager, Village of Cassopolis. Eivind Kallevik, Executive Vice President Hydro Aluminium Metal. Hilde Merete Aasheim, President & CEO. Charles «Chuck» Johnson President of US Aluminum Association. Anniken Ramberg Krutnes, Norwegian ambassador to the United States. Congressman Tim Walberg. Bob Hance, MEC President & CEO. David Johnson, President, Village of Cassopolis.

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    Hydro Breaks Ground on Greenfield Recycling Facility in Michigan

    Hydro broke ground on a new $150 million state-of-the-art aluminum recycling facility located at the Southwest Michigan Advanced Research and Technology (SMART) Park in Cassopolis, Michigan. Along with a number of other recycling projects underway, the new facility in Cassopolis will be a key stepping-stone in Hydro’s ambition of doubling recycling of post-consumer aluminum by […]

  • Hydro - aluminum smelters will use carbon capture technology

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    Hydro Invests in Carbon Capture to Eliminate Emissions from Aluminum Production

    Hydro is investing US$20 million in Verdox, a spin-off of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which is commercializing an all-electric carbon capture technology. The new technology will be applicable for capturing emissions from both aluminum production and directly from the air. It will be utilized at Hydro’s aluminum smelters to reduce their overall carbon […]

  • The Deeside aluminium recycling plant in the UK are getting ready to recycle even more post-consumer aluminium into new low-carbon products.

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    Hydro Makes Multiple Investments to Increase Aluminum Recycling Worldwide

    Hydro is focused on sustainability, having set ambitious climate, environmental, and social targets — including the goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Currently, the company is on track to meet this goal, with the expectation of reducing its emissions 10% by 2025 and 30% by 2030 (from a 2018 baseline). One of Hydro’s main […]