Norway-based aluminium producer Hydro has several plans for decreasing its carbon footprint, new chief executive officer Eivind Kallevik told Fastmarkets on Tuesday May 28.

A surge in recycling capacity in the US aluminium industry is coming in the next few years while for now it continues to meet most of its primary aluminium needs from Canada.

The low-carbon aluminium differential in the US made its first move on Friday April 5 since Fastmarkets launched it five months ago.

Recent developments in the aluminium industry have provided incremental steps toward the industry’s decarbonization, but green energy sources, inert anodes and end-of-life scrap recycling can offer disruptive advances to achieve this goal, according to Peter von Czarnowski, director of casting technology expansion at Golden Aluminum.

The low-carbon differential for aluminium P1020 in Europe was unchanged in the month to Friday April 5, with market participants reporting decreased interest in low-carbon units.

Century Aluminum is among those selected to start award negotiations for up to $500 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act funding to build a new aluminium smelter, the company said on Monday March 25

The US Department of Energy selected five base metals projects to receive more than $900 million in federal investment from its Industrial Demonstration Program (IDP), leading to a reduction of four million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually, according to a statement by the Department on Monday March 25

The US could get a new primary aluminium smelter, investments in copper recycling and projects to decarbonize iron and steelmaking as part of a $6 billion government package announced on Monday, March 25

Aluminium producer and recycler Constellium announced on Tuesday March 12 that the company is moving to test hydrogen utilization at an industrial scale as a power source in its casthouses

Increasing amounts of aluminium are being used to make solar panels, reduce vehicle emissions and upgrade electricity networks in a structural shift to patterns of long-term aluminium consumption