The metal segment of the EN+ group partners up with Ball Corporation to produce ultra low carbon aerosols and other aluminium containers using new inert anode technology.
Steve Hodgson, Director of Sales and Marketing of En+’s Metal segment states:
“Our partnership with Ball Corporation represents the future possibility of sustainable aluminium products that go beyond our current low carbon capabilities.”Steve Hodgson, Director of Sales and Marketing of En+
The ultra-low inert anode carbon aluminium used is one of several levers found at Ball to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of its aluminium slugs, cans and bottles. To compliment, En+’s Metals segment announced that it successfully produced aluminium a carbon footprint less than 0.01 tonnes of CO2e per tonne of metal (Scope 1, Scope 2 – direct and indirect energy emissions). The purity of the aluminium produced is higher than 99%.
Inert anodes replace standard carbon anodes with inert in the smelting process and an industrial pilot line is in place at its Krasnoyarsk smelter.
In response to the partnership, Ball Corporation Senior Director for Sustainability, Innovation and Business Development Jason Galley explains:
“Aluminium is the perfect material for a circular economy because of its high value… we need to focus on mitigating any environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts related to that supply. This is why we collaborate closely with suppliers such as En+ Metals segment to achieve responsible sourcing.”Ball Corporation Senior Director for Sustainability, Innovation and Business Development Jason Galley
Ball and En+’s Metals segment are both also members of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI).