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Novelis and Volvo Cars Create Automotive Closed Loop Recycling System

Metal News - Published on Fri, 13 Dec 2019

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Novelis emphasized its commitment towards shaping the future for mobility at Volvo Cars Sustainability Dialogue 2019 in Gothenburg in Sweden by highlighting the closed-loop recycling system it implemented with Volvo Cars in 2019. Through the closed-loop system, the companies work together to take back Volvo’s production scrap which allows for significant CO2 saving and minimizes the primary aluminium input. This reduces the CO2 footprint of the aluminium sheet delivered to Volvo Cars by 78% and secures that their production scrap remains in the value-chain and is transformed in the same high-quality products infinitely. Closing the loop also involved introducing greener logistics: Shifting transportation of the aluminium sheet from road to train reduces the CO2 emissions related to transport by 68%.

Transforming the business model from a traditional linear approach to a closed-loop one enables Novelis to accelerate and multiply the sustainability potential of aluminium as a lightweight, infinitely recyclable metal and to dramatically reduce the embedded carbon in the products.

Novelis has made significant progress toward increasing the use of recycled aluminium and thus minimizing the use of natural resources and reducing CO2 emissions across the value chain, from 33% overall recycled content in fiscal year 2010 to 61% in fiscal year 2019. Moving forward, Novelis will not only continue to develop recycling-friendly aluminium solutions but will also capitalize on the growing source of recycled aluminium from end-of-life vehicles.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 13 Dec 2019
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