Rusal to reduce Krasnoyarsk smelter emissions by 60% with eco-friendly pitch

Aluminium producer Rusal has announced plans to switch the reduction area of its Krasnoyarsk aluminium smelter (KrAZ), in Russia, to a new type of raw material to reduce emissions.

It will use eco-friendly pitch, which is less tarry in nature and its application in the aluminium production process is less harmful for the environment.
The implementation of this and other technical innovations at KrAZ will lead to a reduction of benzapyrene emissions by at least 60% in the coming years, Rusal said.

“The transition to a new eco-friendly type of raw material developed by the Rusal engineering center at the Krasnoyarsk aluminium smelter is not a simple process; it is very dependent on suppliers who...

Published

Alice Mason

October 12, 2020

09:14 GMT

London