Aluminium International Today Issue
Nov/Dec 2021

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All eyes on COP26

If you’ve missed any of the COP news then I salute you for being able to abstain from any social media or online news alerts! Aluminium will of course play a big part in the discussions and be represented by a host of companies to highlight the net zero strategies already being adopted across the industry.

In the lead up, Zahra and I were invited to celebrate aluminium in all its glory, with a private view of the ‘Between Forest and Skies’ sculpture at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

The pavilion is made from infinitely recyclable aluminium with the world’s lowest carbon footprint, produced using the En+ Group’s inert anode technology. After being on display in London, it will be packed up and presented at COP26 in Glasgow, before being recycled for further use.

The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) has also announced that it has modelled a 1.5 Degree Scenario to guide its member’s efforts to meet global climate goals. The modelling is based on IEA’s Net-Zero by 2050 scenario, combined with the IAI’s material flow analysis and future demand scenarios.

To continue this COP26 theme, this issue includes a dedicated ‘Green Aluminium’ feature with an exclusive interview from Novelis, discussing growing customer demand for low carbon aluminium, the recycling plant of the future and there’s also a look at Rusal’s ALLOW aluminium in packaging

Enjoy the issue!

Front cover courtesy of Granco Clark