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Jaguar LandRover (JLR) will use recycled aluminum parts to build its new cars, creating a JLR grade alloy.


According to the British carmaker’s media statement on Friday, the project, called Reality Aluminum, will cut its carbon footprint by up to 26pc in the production of its patented alloys. 


The company will primarily upcycle used beverage cans (UBCs) and scrap vehicles, along with a certain quantity of virgin aluminum to build its cars, it indicated. 


To create the new grade, JLR plans to partner with a closed-loop aluminum scrap plant that began operations as a £2mn project co-funded by Innovate UK and Brunel University. The recycling facility has upcycled around 360,000mt of aluminum in the past seven years. 


The JLR group will use the output from this plant across most of its aluminum-intensive models, including the Jaguar XE.

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