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Russell says it stole a march on its rivals in a race to market an ultra-large-scale aluminum, through a deal with the Budweiser arm for “ultra-low” carbon beer cans.
The Russian company will supply the brewer with a 5-meter can made of aluminum that is manufactured using a technology that eliminates carbon dioxide from the odor process. The 440ml cans will be made using primary metal with hydroelectricity from Rushal’s Krasnoyarsk plant in Siberia and are due to go on sale in the UK later this year.
“This is the first commercial rollout of carbon or 0.01 percent aluminum near zero,” said Greg Barker, executive chair of N + Group, Rushal’s parent company. “This is the first time this has been scaled.”
Rusal Rio is in competition with a consortium of Tinto, Alcoa and Apple to create a carbon-free version of aluminum and responsibly reduce the growing consumer demand for manufactured products and raw materials.
The European Union is preparing to introduce a carbon border adjustment tax on various products, including imported steel, aluminum, fertilizer and cement.
Existing low-carbon aluminum brands are already available, such as Russell’s ALLOW, which is mainly produced using scent driven by hydroelectric dams. Emphasis is being placed on developing a green way of processing alumina, which is the main ingredient used in making metals.
In the process of thermal melting, a carbon anode is placed in a bath to contain alumina and other materials. A strong electric current goes through the bath to produce aluminum.
Russell and his rivals work with advanced conductive material that emits oxygen instead of carbon. It is called a passive anode and is used to make aluminum from the Budweiser Brewing Group, the UK division of the Unhuiser-Bush Invave.
Barker said the goal of producing completely carbon-free aluminum was still a bit far-fetched because Russell was still trying to “perfect the technology”.
The 5-meter cans – which will be filled in renewable electric breweries in South Wales and Lancashire – for just a fraction of what Beer Budweiser produces in the UK. The group produces more than 20 meters of cans and budweiser bottles per week.
“The challenge for the next decade is. . . Reduce the cost of large-scale production runs, ”said Burke, former UK Minister for Energy and Climate Change.
Passive anode technology is an important part of this week’s outlined plan that will achieve net zero emissions by N + 2050.
Russell, the largest producer of aluminum outside of China, owns 57 percent of N +, which was previously controlled by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska before being subject to U.S. sanctions.
In May, Russell announced plans to split its high-carbon sulfur and refineries into a new company that would be listed in Moscow so that it could focus on the “green” aluminum market.
Under the break-up plan, Russell will change its name to AL + and retain its 12 state-of-the-art sulfur and refinery and important mining resources. En + will have a majority of shareholders.
Barker said Rushal’s bauxite resources in Guinea had not been significantly affected by this month’s military coup. The raw material required for the production of alumina is bauxite.
“Ports are open,” Barker said. There were three days when staff were not coming to work and it was advised to give shelter until the situation was cleared. But there certainly does not seem to be a break in law and order, which was our first concern, ”he said.