USA: Novelis builds an Advanced Recycling Center

The investment is to support North American automotive customers and reduce carbon emissions.

International American aluminum company Novelis Inc. is building a “highly advanced recycling center” for automotive in Guthrie (Kentucky). With an annual casting capacity of 240,000 tons of sheet ingot, the facility (investment: 365 million US-Dollar) is expected to reduce the company‘s carbon emissions by more than one million tons each year, a press release said.

According to Novelis, the new recycling center is expected to be operational in 2024. It would be equipped with industry-leading processes and capabilities, including advanced shredding and sorting technology, “as well as energy-efficient innovations to support the company‘s sustainability goal to reduce energy intensity by 10 percent by 2026 and be net carbon neutral by 2050 or sooner”.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 2/2022, Page 11)