Aluminum touts auto win; steel leery
Sep 20, 2013 | 05:38 PM
| Michael Cowden
CHICAGO Aluminum-intensive vehicles impact the environment less than lightweight steel cars and trucks, according to an Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) study underwritten by the Aluminum Association.
The key reason is increased fuel-economy resulting from aluminum slashing vehicle weight during the "use phase," the period when a car or truck is on the road, according to the study, which was led by ONRL researcher Sujit Das.
The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the Washington-based American Iron and Steel Institute, has concerns about the study but is withholding comment until it has more information about the research, SDMI president Lawrence Kavanagh said. "Were going to make a very rigorous academic and engineering assessment of both the assumptions and the conclusions," Kavanagh told AMM Sept. 20. "The devil is in the details."....
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