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Aluminium industry

Aluminium industry

  • PFC Emissions from Aluminium Production

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    This report provides guidance on how countries should estimate and report to the UNFCCC their PFC emissions from the primary aluminium production process, which is the largest anthropogenic source of emissions of two PFCs: CF4 and C2F6. Emissions of CF4 and C2F6, therefore, vary significantly from one aluminium smelter to the next, depending on pot technology and operating procedures. The IPCC guidelines recommend multiplying aluminium production by CF4 emission factor and C2F6 emission factor.

  • Metal Industry Emissions

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    This chapter of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories gives guidance for estimating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the production of metals. Specifically, it covers emissions from the production of iron and steel and metallurgical coke, ferroalloy, aluminium, magnesium, lead and zinc. It asks for special care in the estimation to avoid double counting or omitting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fuel combustion. It also highlights that CO2 capture and storage is not covered in this chapter.

  • Global Life Cycle Inventory Data for the Primary Aluminium Industry

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    This Global Life Cycle Inventory Data for the Primary Aluminium Industry report is an update for data year 2010, following similar reports for 2000 and 2005. It has been prepared with an objective to collect all significant life cycle inventory (LCI) data (raw materials and energy use, emissions to air and water and solid waste generated) on primary aluminium ingot production from bauxite ore at the global level. This 2010 report is the reference material for aluminium environmental assessments and its use is to be considered as mandatory for life cycle practitioners.

  • Global Aluminium Recycling: A Cornerstone of Sustainable Development

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    The international aluminium industry has adopted a global sustainability programme, the International Aluminium Institute"s (IAI) "Aluminium for Future Generations" initiative, the overall objective of which is for the aluminium industry to be in a position to continue its global growth, while optimizing its environmental performance. Recycling is a key element of this initiative and continues to be at the core of the global industry"s path to sustainable development.

  • An Aluminium 2050 Roadmap to a Low-Carbon Europe

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    In March 2011 the European Commission released its communication "A Roadmap for Moving to a Competitive Low Carbon Economy in 2050" (COM(2011)0112), providing scenarios and targets on how different key sectors--power generation, industry, transport, buildings and construction, as well as agriculture--can make the transition to a low-carbon economy over the coming decades. This leaflet provides a synopsis of the aluminium industry"s response to the challenges in that communication.

  • Lead (Pb)-free solder

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    The Pb-free solder which Fujitsu developed consists of “stannum zinc and aluminium” and has following features. (1)low melting point: This solder succeeded in realizing melting point of 199? similar to melting point of solder consisting of “stannum and lead” such as 183? although conventional solder consisting of “stannum silver and copper” was high melting point. (2) good wettability: Added aluminum suppresses oxidation of Zn to ensure good wettability.

  • Lime Juice Clear Cordial

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    Lime Juice Clear Cordial

    This describes a manufacturing system capable of producing up to 250 bottles of lime juice cordial per day using simple, comparatively low-cost equipment.

  • Packaging Materials

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    Packaging Materials

    This fact sheet describes the technical properties of different food packaging materials.

  • Pineapple Peel Vinegar

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    Pineapple Peel Vinegar

    This product enables the use of pineapple peels, which would otherwise be discarded. The product has a distinct, very light pineapple flavour.