Rusal to supply low carbon aluminum to Rheinfelden aluminum
Russian aluminum titan UC Rusal announced this week that it will supply its low-carbon aluminum to Germany’s Aluminum Rheinfelden, with shipments starting as early as next month.
Rusal said in a press release that it will supply Aluminum Rheinfelden with its brand of low-carbon aluminum ALLOW. ALLOW emits about a third of the amount of carbon than the industry standard because it emits less than 4 metric tons of CO2 per metric ton of primary aluminum unlike the standard 12 metric tons of CO2 per metric ton of primary aluminum.
Steve Hodgson, director of sales and marketing, said the move is part of a larger campaign to reduce carbon production globally.
“Providing sustainable aluminum solutions is part of RUSAL’s long-term growth strategy, and by supplying Aluminum Rheinfelden with our low-carbon aluminum ALLOW, this will have significant implications for reducing the carbon footprint of products in various industries. sectors. From the automotive industry, which is at an advanced stage of low-carbon development, to the container industry, the trend towards more sustainable production is only gaining momentum and this sourcing partnership will bring enormous benefits to customers by downstream.
Rusal bought Aluminum Rheinfelden earlier this year. Rusal says the acquisition will not only strengthen its sustainable aluminum production, but also increase the company’s overall aluminum recycling capacity.