Myles McCarthy
Director, Carbon Trust

The Growing Demand for Greener Aluminium

Extraction and production of aluminium is an energy intensive process often linked to high carbon emissions. With a fast growing focus on whole value chain emission reduction in many sectors that use aluminium in their products, the importance of selected sourcing and recycling of aluminium in a range of sectors is becoming clear. This is beginning to create a differentiation in alternatively sourced aluminium supplies and increasing the demands for aluminium labelling and tracking. This session will consider some examples of this growing practice and consider some of the implications for the global aluminium industry.


Biography

Over more than 15 years at Carbon Trust, Myles has developed and led a range of major programmes in areas including driving investment into low carbon technology innovation, and the provision of business advice and support for the implementation of energy efficiency technologies. He is currently the main relationship manager for a number of multinational corporate clients, supporting their development of sector-leading sustainability strategies, such as the setting of science-based carbon reduction targets and renewable energy strategies.

Myles is also the Carbon Trust's lead on electric vehicles and broader e-mobility strategies, which includes work as the technical partner for the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative. He is a regular commentator on corporate sustainability and energy efficiency technologies in the media.

Myles is a Chartered Accountant, having spent his earlier career at KPMG in audit and financial consultancy, as well as supporting start-up technology businesses. He has a degree in Applied Physics from the University of Durham.