A $48 million (£31 million) upgrade of Novelis’ automotive scrap facility in New York has been completed.
With automotive aluminium use growing in North America, the Oswego plant will now be able to recycle even more automotive aluminium and is part of a strategy to increase the use of recycled aluminium in cars worldwide by the company.
Over 180 vehicles models now contain recycled aluminium from Novelis.
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Novelis vice president and North America president Marco Palmieri said: “As the leader in automotive closed-loop recycling, one of our top priorities is to create a sustainable supply line between Novelis and automakers, which will preserve the aluminium’s value, reduce greenhouse gases and increase economic efficiencies for our customers.
“This investment will help us meet new demands of automakers as they turn towards lightweight aluminium to create more fuel-efficient vehicles.”
Novelis has been working with Ford to ensure that production waste aluminium on the new F-150 truck in the United States is recycled in a closed-loop at the plant.