Audi Hungaria plans to introduce an aluminum recycling system that will reuse the aluminum from its plant to fabricate more end products for its cars.
The carmaker said in a press release on Friday that the project, called Aluminum Closed Loop, will launch in 2021 to help the company save resources and reduce its carbon footprint. Under this project, the aluminum waste from production would be returned to equipment manufacturers, who, in turn, will use the scrap aluminum to make original quality coils for Audi’s vehicles and return the finished product to the carmaker.
Audi’s Hungarian operation uses around 38,000mt of aluminum in its manufacturing process every year, the company noted and said that it manages to send that material for recycling. Next year though, the production of secondary aluminum through the closed-loop system will help the carmaker achieve a net energy saving of 95pc compared with the production of primary aluminum for the same product.
The company noted that the system would ensure that the product quality remains intact and is environmentally sustainable.