Speaking in an interview on Tuesday September 21, Lord Gregory Barker said that partnerships of this kind would “absolutely” become more common as the group scaled up its inert anode technology, which generates direct and indirect smelter emissions of 0.01 of a tonne of carbon per tonne of aluminium compared with an industry average of 12 tonnes.
The group, which owns Russian aluminium producer Rusal, has just announced a pilot project with Budweiser Brewing Group, the UK arm of Belgium-based brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), to produce beer cans made of low-carbon aluminium
in partnership with rolling company Elval and beverage can maker Canpack.
“The next step is probably to have a similar pioneering partnership with an EV manufacturer, so watch this space,” Barker said.
According to Barker, En+ Group is already seeing a great deal of interest in the inert anode technology from consumers.
“We already have a...