Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro is working on an initiative to recycle aluminum directly at its smelters during the primary production process.
The company is testing this concept at its Hoyanger plant in Norway and said in a blog on Wednesday that it plans to increase its domestic aluminum production by adding at least 10pc obsolete scrap in the mix.
According to Hydro, this will help lower its carbon footprint. The aluminum maker already produces a range of products called Hydro Circal, using at least 75pc recycled aluminum.
In Norway, Hydro operates five plants that run on renewable energy and produce a combined 1.2mn mt of value-added products.