Hydro can now deliver Hydro CIRCAL recycled aluminium with a documented carbon footprint of 1.9 kg of CO2e/kg aluminium, down from previous 2.3 kg of CO2e/kg. This is done through advances in sourcing, sorting and traceability of post-consumer aluminium scrap.

Hydro CIRCAL was originally launched in 2019. It is a prime quality, recycled aluminium made with a minimum of 75 percent recycled post-consumer scrap, certified by an independent third party (DNV). Hydro currently produces Hydro CIRCAL at its plants in Clervaux, Luxembourg, Azuqueca, Spain, and Wrexham, UK, as well as three recyclers in the U.S. The recently updated Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) covers the European recyclers and documents an average embodied footprint from the Hydro CIRCAL production of only 1.9 kg of CO2e/kg of aluminium, down from the previous 2.3 kg of CO2e/kg of aluminium.

“Hydro has been pushing the boundaries for low-carbon aluminium with Hydro CIRCAL. We are very proud to deliver a brand with a market leading footprint across the value chain from scrap to final product. In a fairly short time, Hydro CIRCAL has become a key part of our product portfolio. With the new EPD, we continue to deliver aluminium with a carbon footprint that will enable our most forward leaning and demanding customers to deliver on their climate targets,” says Ingrid Guddal, Head of Recycling in Hydro Aluminium Metal.

“In early 2023, we also delivered the first near-zero carbon footprint aluminium for the European building and construction market based on Hydro CIRCAL, with 100 percent post-consumer scrap content,” says Guddal.