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    Rusal Produces Low Carbon Aluminum Using Inert Anode Technology

    UC Rusal, a metals segment of En+ Group, successfully produced low carbon aluminum using its proprietary inert anode technology. According to the company, it has achieved world’s lowest carbon aluminum footprint — less than 0.01 tonnes of CO2eq per tonne of aluminum (based on GHG Protocol’s Scope 1 and 2 guidance for direct and indirect […]

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    The Sustainable Road Ahead: International Aluminum Organizations Present Environmental Goals

    Aluminum is vital to the society in which we live. Our homes, workplaces, vehicles, digital devices, packaging, and buildings that provide shelter and security – to name just a few examples – rely heavily on aluminum. Furthermore, the lightweight metal is integral to global emissions reduction efforts, with solar panels, wind turbines, and electric vehicles […]

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    Electric Aluminum Yacht Speedily and Silently Cuts Through the Sea

    The SARVO37 is a boat made from a specially developed ‘sea-aluminum’ comprising 60% recycled content. Sarvo-Marine, the Danish company behind the new boat, designed the 100% electric-powered day cruiser with sustainability and pleasure in mind. The hull is made from recycled aluminum and the deck from recycled plastic, which the company says in large part […]

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    Aluminum Companies Implement Blockchain Technologies to Trace Sustainability

    Over the past several years, people around the world have showed an increased focus on and demand for more sustainable products. The aluminum industry has responded to this need by developing new technologies to improve the environmental performance of its operations, as well as introducing standards to measure the effect of these developments. Many primary […]

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    Aluminum E-trike for Greener Deliveries

    Hydro is collaborating with electric car maker Polestar and electric motorcycle producer CAKE on Re:Move, a low-carbon aluminum electric trike that aims to make transport of the “last mile” of deliveries cleaner.  The companies also hope that the Re:Move trike will spark conversation about how to go about accelerating the societal shift towards more sustainable e-mobility. […]

  • The Tailings Dry Backfill method replaces the need for raising and building new dams used in traditional methods, improving safety and environmental performance.

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    Hydro Pioneers Sustainable Solution for Red Mud Disposal

    Hydro has developed and implemented a new method for the final disposal of bauxite residue (also known as red mud), which the company has been testing at its Mineração Paragominas bauxite mine in the northern state of Pará, Brazil. This pioneering technology, called Tailings Dry Backfill, replaces the need for raising and building new dams […]

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    An Overview of the ASI Standards Revision

    By Dr. Fiona Solomon and Thad Mermer, ASI. The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certification program, which includes the Performance Standard and the Chain of Custody Standard was launched in December 2017, following its development through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process. Currently, it is the only comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminum value chain. […]

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    Prolind Aluminum Opens New Remelt-Recycle Facility in Paraíba Valley

    Prolind Aluminum, headquartered in São José dos Campos, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, opened a new facility this February, in the Paraíba Valley. The new remelting plant recycles aluminum profiles, which will be used for the production of new products. Consequently, the company is positioning itself as the only Brazilian company in the […]

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    Audi is the First Car Manufacturer to Receive the ASI Chain of Custody Standard

    Audi successfully achieved the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Chain of Custody Standard for its rolled material press shop operations at its production facilities in Neckarsulm and Ingolstadt, Germany. The company’s press shops use aluminum sheet material to manufacture automotive body panels for its vehicles. The scrap aluminum from these operations is collected in a separate […]