Tuesday 16 February 2021

RUSAL and Hodaka team up for low carbon aluminium products

RUSAL and Hodaka team up for low carbon aluminium products

Russian firm RUSAL, the metal business of En+ Group is teaming up with Taiwan's Hodaka for the development of aluminium products with low carbon footprint.

The partnership brings together the technological excellence of both companies to create a new generation of products using low carbon aluminium under RUSAL's ALLOW brand.

Founded in 2002, Hodaka is dedicated to the production of billets and precision extrusions and supplies aluminium alloys for sporting goods, consumer electronics, automotive industry and motorcycle parts.

Using RUSAL's low carbon aluminium, Hodaka's custom-made products will enable end users to evaluate and trace the carbon footprint and energy source of the metal used.

The ALLOW brand comes with an average carbon footprint of 2.4 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per tonne of aluminium produced, with every shipment including independently verified carbon footprint statements from its smelter of origin, providing full traceability to source for customers.

Lord Barker, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of En+ Group said: “I am delighted that RUSAL is continuing to partner with innovative companies such as Hodaka.

“We are working to decarbonise the aluminium industry from the front and recently announced our commitment to reduce emissions by at least 35% by 2030, reaching net zero by 2050. This will involve the whole value chain, from initial bauxite mining through to alumina melting leading to minimal, ultimately zero, emissions in the final products reaching consumers.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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