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On November 16, Hydro opened the Cassopolis plant in the U.S., 18 months after breaking ground at the site. The USD 150 million Michigan plant will produce 120,000 metric tonnes of recycled aluminium annually. Hydro is now producing aluminium with the lowest carbon footprint in North America.
“With the U.S. experiencing a manufacturing renaissance, this is a great day for Cassopolis, Michigan and for Hydro. This project is a key part of our strategy to double the production of our market leading recycled products and to bring more low-carbon aluminium to our American partners,” says President and CEO, Hilde Merete Aasheim.
Hydro expects to produce 120,000 metric tonnes of aluminium extrusion ingot per year at the site. It is the third greenfield recycling plant the company has built in the United States, but the first designed to produce Hydro CIRCAL.
Hydro CIRCAL contains at least 75 percent post-consumer aluminium scrap, certified by third-party auditors DNV GL, and has a market leading CO2 footprint of just 2.3 kg CO2e per kg aluminium or less.
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