LONDON Spanish energy
solutions provider Abengoa SA, through its industrial recycling
division Befesa Medio Ambiente SA, has signed an agreement to
manage all of Novelis Inc.s aluminum dross from its
recycling plant in Nachterstedt, Germany, which is currently
Seville-based Abengoa will build
its own recycling facility near the Novelis plant, from which
it will produce 50,000 tonnes per year of aluminum casting
alloys and recover dross produced at the Atlanta-based
companys facility. Befesa will then return the material
to Novelis for reuse in a closed-loop arrangement.
The plant will launch next year,
taking the companys total processing capacity at its nine
European recycling plants to 1 million tonnes annually.
"With this new project, Abengoa
will become the leading company in integrated aluminum waste
recycling in Germany and will reinforce its position as the
European leader in this sector," the company said.
A version of this article
was first published by AMM sister publication Metal