Fully-integrated aluminium company Hydro has launched two greener product ranges to help its customers promote aluminium products made from recycled post-consumer scrap or primary metal from hydro-powered smelters.
Both the Circal and Reduxa ranges use certified materials with full details of their carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint and complete traceability. Hydro Reduxa is a range of certified, low-carbon aluminium made using renewable energy, which results in a maximum carbon footprint of 4kg CO2 per 1kg aluminium.
Hydro Circal is a range of prime quality aluminium made with a minimum of 75% recycled post-consumer scrap. The higher the recycled content, the lower the carbon footprint. Therefore Hydro guarantees a CO2 footprint below 2.3kg per 1kg aluminium produced.
Hydro’s president and CEO, Hilde Merete Aasheim, said: “We are working hard across our entire business to reduce our emissions and those of our customers.
“Through using renewable power and modern technology, Hydro can produce cleaner aluminium than ever before. We believe that as an industrial company we have the responsibility to help our customers on the path to a low-carbon future.”
Bjørn Kjetil Mauritzen, head of Hydro’s climate office, added: “We are starting to see a shift in mindset that the industry needs to support and follow. We need to create greener products, but we also need to push them and market them. This way, we will also stimulate investments and new technologies that will change the way we produce and create products in the future, to be able to increase our portfolio of greener metal.”
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