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Hydro Lucé first plant in France certified by DNV to produce Hydro CIRCAL

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Lucé's initial annual production of Hydro CIRCAL is expected to be around 1000 tonnes.

photo Halvor Molland/Hydro | Lucé's initial annual production of Hydro CIRCAL is expected to be around 1000 tonnes.

The aluminium recycling plant in Lucé is Hydro’s first plant in France certified to produce Hydro CIRCAL, a low-carbon recycled aluminium product containing at least 75 percent post-consumer, end of life scrap.


Our customers are asking for more low-carbon products to further lower their carbon footprint and it’s exciting to be able to offer Hydro CIRCAL at Lucé. This also helps to accelerate the circular economy in Europe – says Eivind Kallevik, Executive Vice President of Hydro Aluminium Metal.


Recycling scrap aluminium requires only 5 percent of the energy used to produce primary aluminium, saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Certified low-carbon aluminium


By adding capabilities to produce Hydro CIRCAL at Lucé, Hydro will be able to supply customers in the region with more certified low-carbon aluminium.

We are proud to be the first plant in France certified to produce Hydro CIRCAL, producing low-carbon recycled aluminium for our customers. This is a great recognition of the team in Lucé, knowing how hard we have worked to get this certification. I am very proud of the team – says Karl Willart, Director of Operations at Hydro Lucé.


Important enabler to strengthen position in low-carbon aluminium


The initial annual production of Hydro CIRCAL from Lucé is expected to be around 1000 tonnes. The independent risk management and quality assurance company DNV-GL issued the certificate for production on October 28, 2022.

Increased recycling of post-consumer scrap is one of three main initiatives in Hydro's climate strategy. Hydro's goal is to double the use of post-consumer scrap by 2025, from around 250,000 tonnes to over 500,000 tonnes per year. The use of post-consumer scrap significantly reduces the CO2 footprint compared to pre-consumer (process) scrap as well as to primary aluminium.
source: hydro.com
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