This page gives some insights into the challenges of the international Aluminium Industry. There are technical and economic challenges and opportunities. Around 5 % of the world’s electricity generation is used to produce aluminium. China has dominated aluminium production for 10 years and has recently reached 60% of global production. This development has affected the electricity mix for aluminium production and shifted it from hydro-power to coal-power, since China uses 90% coal-power for its aluminium production.
The great opportunity for aluminium producers in industrialized countries that are committed to Renewable Energies is to make their process and production more flexible. This enables aluminium producers to become a major supporter of the Energy Transition.
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