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    Hydro to Install Solar Power at Its Extrusion Factories in Sweden

    Hydro began the work to equip its Swedish extrusion factories in Vetlanda, Sjunnen, and Finspång with solar panels and battery storage. This work is part of the Greener Sweden project initiated in 2022. “It is amazing to see that Greener Sweden is moving from idea to action,” said Jonas Bjuhr, managing director at Hydro Extrusions […]

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    Novelis Builds First Onsite Solar Park at Its Rolling and Recycling Plant in Italy

    Novelis Inc. completed the construction of its first solar park at its rolling and recycling production site in Pieve Emanuele, Italy. With this project, the company is investing $2.4 million in decarbonizing its production in Pieve, further supporting the development of low-carbon, sustainable aluminum solutions for the European market. Local authorities granted their final approval […]

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    The Shift Toward Renewable Power in Aluminum Smelting

    By Alton Tabereaux, Contributing Editor. Sixty-eight million tonnes of primary aluminum were produced worldwide in smelters in 2021. According to the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), the aluminum sector was directly responsible for 275 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2021, a 2% increase over the previous year. If the indirect emissions from electricity are included, the […]

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    Alba to Install 6 MW of Solar Panels at Its Smelter

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) plans to install over 37,000 sq m of solar photovoltaic panels at its aluminum smelter in Bahrain. The renewable power will support the production of high quality primary aluminum. “Sustainability is entrenched in our Vision, Mission, and Values; this Project is fully aligned with our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ambitions […]

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    BALCO Trials the Use of Biodiesel in Its Aluminum Smelting Operations

    Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO), a subsidiary of Vedanta Aluminium, successfully conducted trial runs for using biodiesel in its smelter operations in Korba, Chhattisgarh, India. This is in line with the company’s ambitious target to become net zero carbon by 2050 or sooner. Towards this end, BALCO is looking at increasing the quantum of renewables […]