Green Aluminium CenterGreen Aluminium Center - News Green Aluminium Center - News News Constellium lobbies for continued use of aluminium in U.S. space programme 04 Mar 2021. Constellium SE, a supplier on NASA’s Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft, has met with a senior congressional delegation to advocate for the continued use of aluminium in the U.S. space programme. Alcoa says 78% of 2020 production was from renewable energy 03 Mar 2021. Renewable energy powered 78% of the aluminium produced at Alcoa smelters in 2020, up from 70% in 2019, president and chief executive officer Roy Harvey has revealed. Rusal, leader in low-carbon aluminium, borrows $610m to finance Taishet smelter construction 01 Mar 2021. Rusal, the metals business of En+ Group and a world leader in low-carbon aluminium, has signed an RUB 45 billion ($610 million) syndicated credit agreement with two Russian banks to finance construction of the Taishet aluminium smelter (TaAZ). Norsk Hydro, DNV GL launch blockchain pilot for low-carbon aluminium 01 Mar 2021. Norsk Hydro and DNV GL have announced they are initiating a blockchain pilot to document product representations for Hydro two low-carbon aluminium brands,Circal and Reduxa. Rusal America to supply low-carbon aluminium to Mexico Almexa 25 Feb 2021. Rusal America, a subsidiary of En+ Group, has announced the signing of a five-year contract to supply 100,000 tonnes of low-carbon aluminium slabs to Almexa, a leading Mexican producer of rolled aluminium products. Alvance Aluminium Duffel delivers first ASI-certified material to Audi 23 Feb 2021. Alvance Aluminium Duffel BV plant in Belgium has delivered the first coils certified under the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Chain of Custody standard to the Audi plant in Neckarsulm, Germany. The ASI-certified coils will be used in the production of various models, starting with the Audi A6. Aluminium Stewardship Initiative issued record number of supply chain certifications in 2020 23 Feb 2021. The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) issued a record number of Chain of Custody (CoC) certifications in 2020, indicating a growing commitment within the industry to responsible sourcing along supply chains, according to the ASI. Rusal signs sustainability-linked pre-export finance facility for up to $200m 19 Feb 2021. Rusal, the metals group of En+ Group and the world largest producer of low-carbon aluminium, has announced the signing of a sustainability-linked pre-export finance facility for up to $200 million. The proceeds are being used to refinance more expensive debt. Rusal becomes preferred global supplier to auto components giant 19 Feb 2021. Rusal, one of the world leaders in low-carbon aluminium, has been named the preferred global supplier of high-quality primary foundry alloys for Kosei, the global wheel and auto components manufacturer. Rio Tinto modernises Saguenay port facilities for safer, more efficient operations 18 Feb 2021. Rio Tinto has announced that it is investing C$105 million ($84 million) to modernise its Port-Alfred Port Facilities in Saguenay, Quebec, Canada. The investment will improve the safety and efficiency of receiving and unloading operations for raw materials used to produce low-carbon aluminium at Rio Tinto operations in the region. Hydro to supply low-carbon aluminium for Scandinavia first zero-energy hotel 18 Feb 2021. Norsk Hydro has won a bid to supply its low-carbon aluminium alloy for the construction of House of Choice, an 11-story hotel outside Stockholm being billed as Scandinavia first zero-energy hotel. TPI: Most aluminium producers have CO2 targets, not aligned with Paris pledges 17 Feb 2021. More than half of major aluminium producers have made commitments to reduce their carbon footprint, but the vast majority are not aligned with benchmarks set out in the Paris Agreement, according to a study by the Transition Pathway Initiative. Rio Tinto Canadian smelters achieved 2.13t CO2e / t Al in 2020 17 Feb 2021. Rio Tinto Atlantic smelters produced 2.13 tonnes CO2 equivalent per tonne of aluminium in 2020, 83% less than the industry average of 12.4t CO2e / t Al, the company has announced in its annual climate change report. European Aluminium: EU proposed consumption charge will fail to reduce aluminium emissions 17 Feb 2021. A European Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) designed in the form of a consumption charge will fail to reduce global emissions in the aluminium sector, trade association European Aluminium has declared. Enval, Kraft Heinz, Sonoco to explore plastic-aluminate laminate recycling in US 17 Feb 2021. Enval has announced the launch of Touchdown, a joint project with the Kraft Heinz Company and Sonoco to explore the deployment of plastic and plastic-aluminium laminate recycling solutions across the United States. Rusal only aluminium producer on Carbon Disclosure Project Scope 3 emissions leaderboard 09 Feb 2021. Low-carbon aluminium giant Rusal has earned a spot on the CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) Supplier Engagement Rating Leaderboard for a second consecutive year. Novelis to create China's first automotive closed-loop recycling system 09 Feb 2021. Novelis, one of the word largest aluminium recycling companies, has committed to the establishment of China first automotive closed-loop aluminium recycling system. Study: China primary aluminium sector emits more CO2 than many G20 countries 07 Feb 2021. China primary aluminium sector emitted 667 million tonnes of CO2 in 2020, greater than the total emissions of numerous major economies including Brazil, Australia and Indonesia, according to a study by Ember, an independent climate and energy think tank. European Aluminium: EU low-carbon transition requires more local aluminium 05 Feb 2021. Europe transition to a low-carbon economy can only be achieved with more aluminium, European Aluminium has stated in its response to the EU public consultation on plans to reform the European Emission Trading System (ETS) and set higher greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. Century Aluminum Company finalises first large sale of low-carbon aluminium 05 Feb 2021. Century Aluminum Company has finalised the sale of 150,000 metric tonnes of Natur-Al low-carbon aluminium over five years to Austrian firm Hammerer Aluminium Industries. The aluminium will be supplied to Hammerer by Glencore. Siemens gas turbine to cut emissions at EG Jebel Ali smelter by 10% 03 Feb 2021. Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has completed a major milestone with the first firing of the Siemens Energy H-class gas turbine at the new AED 1 billion ($270 million) power plant under development at the Jebel Ali smelter. Rusal to produce low-carbon aluminium for Mingtai Aluminium, Hodaka 03 Feb 2021. Rusal has signed separate agreements to supply low-carbon aluminium to China Mingtai Aluminium and Taiwan Hodaka, both producers of aluminium alloys. Rio Tinto launches first sustainability label for aluminium using blockchain technology 03 Feb 2021.Rio Tinto has launched START, a sustainability label for aluminium using blockchain technology. START will help customers meet the demand from consumers for transparency on where and how the products they purchase are made. BMW becomes first customer of EGA's solar-powered aluminium 02 Feb 2021. BMW Group has agreed to become the first customer for Emirates Global Aluminium new CelestiAL aluminium brand, which is produced entirely from solar-generated electricity. Vedanta aluminium business says it reduced GHG intensity by 20% from 2012-20 01 Feb 2021. Vedanta aluminium business reduced its greenhouse gas intensity by 20% between 2012 and 2020, exceeding an internal target of 16%, the business chief executive Rahul Sharma has revealed in an interview with India Minerals & Metals Review. LordBarker: Era in which all aluminium is priced the same is coming to an end 01 Feb 2021. The era in which all aluminium is priced the same regardless of the individual carbon content is coming to an end, En+ Group Executive Chairman Lord Greg Barker has told the Redefining Energy podcast. Aluminum Association to Biden: Make aluminium a priority of climate change agenda 21 Jan 2021. The Aluminum Association has urged the new Biden administration to incorporate support for a growing and vibrant aluminium sector in the United States into its climate change agenda. Hydro sends low-carbon aluminium to Europe on retrofitted hybrid vessel 15 Jan 2021. Norsk Hydro has sent a shipment of its low-carbon aluminium brand from Norway to European customers on a vessel retrofitted with technology that reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Hydro to trial aluminium recycling tech which could reduce CO2 emissions by 90% Jan 12, 2021. Norsk Hydro and Norwegian-American startup Nuvosil have announced that they are starting an industrial pilot project on new technology for recycling of aluminium and silicon recycling. They say the project could reduce energy consumption by up to 90% compared to conventional recycling, resulting in a similar reduction in CO2 emissions and a significant reduction in processing costs. Rusal becomes member of Japan Climate Leaders Partnership Dec 29, 2020. Aluminium producer Rusal has become a member of the Japan Climate Leaders Partnership (JCLP), a coalition of Japanese businesses seeking to advance the goals of decarbonisation and sustainable business. New Hydro electrolysis cells reduce CO2 emissions by 13% Dec 21. 2020. A pilot of a new primary aluminium production technology developed by Norsk Hydro has demonstrated a 13% reduction in direct CO2 emissions from the electrolysis process, according to the Norwegian aluminium producer. ING: Scrutiny over CO2 emissions may lead to repricing of aluminium products Dec 08, 2020. ING has predicted changes to current trading patterns and potential repricing of aluminium products over the next few years as the industry carbon footprint comes under increasing scrutiny. Study: Aluminium cans contain more than 3x recycled content of glass bottles Dec 1, 2020. The percentage of recycled content in the average aluminium can produced in the United States is more than three times greater than that of the average glass bottle and 13 times greater than that of the average plastic bottle, according to a joint study by The Aluminum Association and the Can Manufacturers Institute.