Russian aluminium titan UC Rusal announced this week that it will supply its low-carbon aluminium to Germany’s Aluminium Rheinfelden, with shipments beginning as soon as next month.
Rusal said in a press release that it will supply Aluminium Rheinfelden its ALLOW low-carbon brand of aluminium. ALLOW emits approximately one third the amount of carbon as the industry standard, as it puts off less than 4 metric tons of CO2 per metric ton of primary aluminium in contrast to the standard 12 metric tons of CO2 per metric ton of primary aluminium.
Steve Hodgson, Director of Sales and Marketing, said that the move is part of a wider push to lower carbon output globally.
“Delivering sustainable aluminium solutions is part of RUSAL’s long-term growth strategy, and by providing Aluminium Rheinfelden with our low-carbon aluminium ALLOW, this will have far reaching implications for reducing the carbon footprint of products across a variety of sectors. From the automotive industry, which is at an advanced stage of low carbon-led development, to the container industry, the trend towards more sustainable production is only strengthening and this supply partnership will bring enormous benefits for downstream customers.”
Rusal purchased Aluminium Rheinfelden earlier this year. Rusal says the acquisition will not only strengthen its sustainable aluminium production, it will also boost the firm’s overall aluminium recycling capacity.