Global aluminum company Hydro has broken ground on its state-of-the-art aluminum recycling plant in Cassopolis in Michigan in US. The plant will produce 120,000 tonnes of aluminum extrusion ingot per year and create approximately 70 local jobs. Hydro will invest an estimated USD 150 million to complete the project. Applications for the aluminum produced in Cassopolis will include critical automotive applications as well as other transportation uses, consumer and building system applications.The Cassopolis plant will be the first large-scale producer of Hydro CIRCAL in North America. Unique to Hydro, Hydro CIRCAL aluminum extrusion ingot contains at least 75% post-consumer scrap, certified by third-party auditors DNV GL, and has a market-leading CO2 footprint of just 2.3 kg CO2e/kg aluminum. With a growing focus on sustainably produced aluminum, several North American customers have expressed interest in Hydro CIRCAL.When completed, the plant will be a key stepping-stone in Hydro’s ambition of doubling recycling of post-consumer aluminum by 2025. Hydro is positioning itself to become the leading producer of low-carbon, recycled aluminum in North America. Recycling scrap aluminum requires only 5 % of the energy used to produce primary aluminum, saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Following completion of the Cassopolis plant, Hydro will have the ability to produce over one million metric tonnes of recycling-based aluminum billet each year in the U.S., further strengthening its position as the largest producer of billet in the country.