Hydro cooperates with HILT CRC to leverage decarbonization projects

Hydro will participate in projects with the Australian based research center, leading world class industrial decarbonization research.

Hydro’s business area, Bauxite & Alumina, has entered into a partnership with Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre (HILT CRC), an Australian based collaborative venture focused on the decarbonization of heavy industry. By becoming a member, Hydro will support studies in the field of alumina and gain access to technological advancements that could be implemented in its operations in Brazil.

“Hydro takes another important step towards achieving the goal of decarbonizing operations by 2050. Innovation is at the heart of our sustainability strategy, and we believe that investing in research and new technologies is the best way to achieve the transition to green aluminium. Collaboration is a key element, and we are establishing another partnership with an important research institution. We believe that science plays an essential role in the pursuit of advanced technologies and sustainable initiatives,” says Raphael Costa, Director of Technology in Hydro Bauxite & Alumina.

“Hydro’s ambition of offering zero-carbon aluminium, circular solutions and more renewable energy, and their technology roadmap to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, shows strong alignment with HILT CRC’s mission and strategy. We welcome Hydro to HILT, and look forward to collaborating on new technology developments and solutions to help the aluminium industry fully decarbonize,” says HILT’s CEO, Jenny Selway.

HILT CRC is a collaborative venture bringing together industry, research and government organizations to develop and de-risk the technological solutions needed to reduce emissions in the iron and steel, alumina and cement industries, and achieve net-zero by 2050. Currently HILT has 53 partners including over 30 industry partners.

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