SGL Group – The Carbon Company, a leading manufacturer of carbon-based products, and Hydro, a leading aluminum producer, launched a three-year project aiming to tap further energy-saving potentials in the primary aluminum production process. The companies will join forces to develop a new cathodic solution for this purpose. Using novel materials and a new electrolysis cell design, the solution will enable a significant reduction of the anode-cathode distance, one of the main drivers of energy consumption. If proven successful, the new cathode technology may lead to substantial energy savings in primary aluminum production.
Project Looks for More Energy Savings in Aluminum Production
February 6, 2015