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Novelis kicks off Kentucky aluminium recycling centre

Novelis has broken ground at the site of US$ 365 million (EUR 345 million) recycling centre to serve the north American automotive industry.

With an annual casting capacity of more than 200 000 tonnes of sheet ingot, the facility at Guthrie, Kentucky, is being built next to Novelis’ existing automotive finishing plant.

‘This ground-breaking marks a major milestone in our ongoing commitment to sustainability and recycling and supports our automotive customers’ carbon reduction targets,’ says Tom Boney, executive vp and president of Novelis North America. ‘We are proud to build on the rich 40-year history of our aluminium recycling operations in Kentucky and look forward to deepening our relationships to ensure our facility has a lasting, beneficial impact in the region.’ 

The new recycling centre, expected to be operational in 2024, will house advanced shredding and sorting technology, as well as energy-efficient innovations to support the company’s sustainability goal to reduce energy intensity by 10% by 2026 and be net carbon neutral by 2050 or sooner. The facility is expected to create 140 jobs.

Novelis welcomed nearly 100 attendees to the event, including Senator Rand Paul. ‘I was thrilled to be a part of Novelis’ ground-breaking on their new state-of-the-art facility,’ he said. ‘I look forward to watching Novelis’ continued success in the Commonwealth and the economic prosperity it brings to Guthrie.’

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