New aluminium with low carbon impact for aerosols
publié le mardi 31 août 2021
The Metals segment of En+ Group, the world’s largest producer of low carbon aluminium and independent hydropower, announces a partnership with Ball Corporation to produce aerosols and other containers made from the world’s lowest carbon aluminium, made with ground-breaking inert anode technology.
The ultra-low inert anode carbon aluminium is one of several levers that Ball uses to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of its aluminium slugs, cans and bottles. En+ is a first mover in this ground-breaking inert anode technology. En+’s Metals segment Rusal recently announced that it successfully produced aluminium with the industry’s lowest carbon footprint: less than 0.01 tonnes of CO2e per ton of metal (Scope 1, Scope 2 – direct and indirect energy emissions). The purity of the aluminium produced is higher than 99%. In the smelting process, inert anodes replace standard carbon anodes with inert, non-consumable materials. An industrial pilot line is in place at its Krasnoyarsk smelter. En+’s Metals segment is leading the development of carbon-free aluminium production and is working to scale up the technology to a commercial level. Ball and En+’s Metals segment are both members of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), a multi-stakeholder work program dedicated to enhancing the sustainability in the global aluminium sector by promoting responsible planning, production and resource management in the aluminium industry.
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