Ball Corporation to Produce ULC Aerosols from RUSAL Aluminium
Russian aluminium maker RUSAL announced a partnership with Ball Corporation to produce aerosols and other containers made from the world’s lowest carbon aluminium, made with ground-breaking inert anode technology. The ultra-low inert anode carbon aluminium is one of several levers that Ball uses to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of its aluminium slugs, cans and bottles.
RUSAL is a first mover in this ground-breaking inert anode technology. RUSAL recently announced that it successfully produced aluminium with the industry's lowest carbon footprint: less than 0.01 tonnes of CO2e per tonne of metal (Scope 1, Scope 2 direct and indirect energy emissions).
In the smelting process, inert anodes replace standard carbon anodes with inert, non-consumable materials. An industrial pilot line is in place at its Krasnoyarsk smelter. RUSAL is leading the development of carbon-free aluminium production and is working to scale up the technology to a commercial level.