The aluminium plant in Commerce in Texas is Hydro’s first plant in the US certified to produce Hydro CIRCAL, a low-carbon recycled aluminium product containing at least 75% post-consumer, end of life scrap. The initial annual production of Hydro CIRCAL from Commerce is expected to be around 4,000 tonnes. The independent risk management and quality assurance company DNV-GL issued the certificate for production on May 18, 2022. Hydro CIRCAL is Hydro’s proprietary brand of recycled aluminium made with a minimum of 75% recycled, post-consumer aluminium scrap, certified by third-party auditors DNV GL, and has a market-leading CO2 footprint of just 2.3 kg CO2e/kg aluminium or less.By adding capabilities to produce Hydro CIRCAL, Hydro will be able to supply more automotive, transportation, and other extrusion ingot customers with certified low-carbon aluminium.Hydro has been involved in recycling in the US for several decades beginning with its plants in Henderson, Kentucky and Commerce, Texas. In April, Hydro marked the next step forward on this path with the construction start of its state-of-the-art aluminium recycling plant in Cassopolis, Michigan. Production will commence in 2023 with approximately 70 employees. When ramped up to full production, the plant will produce 120,000 metric tonnes of recycled aluminium extrusion ingot per year. Following completion of the Cassopolis plant, Hydro will have the ability to produce over one million metric tonnes of recycling-based aluminium extrusion ingot each year in the US, further strengthening its position as the largest producer of aluminium extrusion ingot in North America.