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 under construction.
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 Bulletin.