Novelis breaks ground on German aluminum recycling mill

Novelis breaks ground on German aluminum recycling mill

By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

Novelis, a colossus of the aluminum industry, has broken ground on a $250 million recycling and casting center in Nachterstedt, Germany.

The new center will be constructed adjacent to the company's existing aluminum rolling mill and will allow the company to produce over 440,000 tons of aluminum sheet ingot from recycled material annually. Novelis anticipates this will be the world's largest aluminum recycling center and will propel the company toward its goal of using 80-percent recycled content by 2020.

The center will process used beverage cans as well as numerous other forms of aluminum scrap from across continental Europe. The company expects the center to create 200 new jobs when it is commissioned in mid-2014.

This project, as well as others, including the company's new integrated recycling and casting center in Yeongju, South Korea, will help boost Novelis' casting capacity to 2.1 million tons by 2015.

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