Vedanta Debuts New Low-Carbon Aluminium Restora

Vedanta Debuts New Low-Carbon Aluminium Restora

India’s leading aluminium producer Vedanta Aluminium last week debuted its new low-carbon aluminium product, making it the first Indian non-ferrous metals producer to market a low-carbon alternative for export.

Dubbed “Restora,” Vedanta’s new low-carbon aluminium line will come in two offerings, Restora and Restora Ultra, the latter having a lower carbon output in production than the former.

Vedanta said the new low-carbon offering is in response to consumer demand for raw and value-added materials that are more “green” than the current industry standard. Restora will be produced at Vedanta’s aluminium smelter, which operates at lower than the 4 metric tons of C02 equivalent per metric ton of aluminium, the current standard separating low-carbon aluminium from standard aluminium.

Restora Ultra, which will be made in partnership with Runaya Refining, will be produced using aluminium dross from Vedanta’s plants using proprietary technology developed by TAHA International S.A.

Rahul Sharma, CEO – Aluminium Business, Vedanta Ltd, said in a press release that this product debut represented a major step forward for the firm.

“The launch of Restora, marks a proud moment in our commitment to decarbonize our operations as well as provide our customers an unmatched competitive advantage with sustainable aluminium products. Our holistic solutions are market-responsive and tailored to support evolving needs of customers. Restora has a GHG emission intensity which is almost half of the global threshold for low carbon aluminium. With consumers becoming increasingly conscious of the provenance of the products they use, Vedanta’s Restora will provide them the assurance that the aluminium they purchase has amongst the lowest carbon footprints in the world.”

Annanya Agarwal, co-founder, Runaya, said that the partnership benefited both companies.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Vedanta to create this innovative new product. With near-zero carbon footprint, Restora Ultra is a shining example of the value-creation that happens when we bring together innovation and leading-edge technologies for true business sustainability. Runaya has been working towards disrupting the linear economy model by building in principles of circularity and sustainability into the design of the resources industry.”

Both Restora and Restora Ultra will be available as Billets, Primary Foundry Alloy (PFA), Wire Rods, Slabs, P1020 Ingots, and can be customized based upon client request as well. Vedanta says the firm already has interest from several buyers on the smelter’s first 100 thousand metric tons of product.