Glencore and Century Aluminum Company have finalized the sale of 150,000 tonnes of Natur‐Al aluminum over five years to Austrian firm Hammerer Aluminium Industries. Natur‐Al products are made with energy from 100% renewable sources at Century’s Noroural Grundartangi aluminum plant in Iceland. While the product line has been in development over several years it was officially inaugurated in 2020. The aluminum will be supplied to Hammerer by Glencore.
Natur‐Al aluminum has direct CO2 levels below two tonnes of CO2 per tonne of aluminum, one of the lowest CO2 footprints in the world for the metal. The total CO2 footprint is four tonnes per tonne of aluminum, less than one‐quarter of the industry average. To achieve these levels requires strict adherence to the highest standards in the sourcing of bauxite and alumina, the exclusive use of green energy from hydroelectric and geothermal sources, and seamless operation of the production process.
Norourql Grundartangi ehf is certified by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative for the responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminum. All CO2 emissions are audited by independent third parties
Hammerer Aluminium Industries employs 1,800 people. Founded in 2007, the company has its headquarters in Ranshofen, Upper Austria, and has eight other locations in Germany, Romania and Poland. HAI Group is one of the largest family owned companies in the aluminium‐processing industry in Europe. HAI covers the whole value chain from recycling to casting, extrusion and several value-added operations in the processing division. HAI Casting is focused on recycling and therefore 80% of the material processed in HAI Casting is scrap.