Vedanta Aluminium Dispatches First Supply Of Restora Low Carbon Aluminium In India
Bhubaneswar: Vedanta Aluminium has dispatched its first domestic supply of Restora, the country’s first-ever low-carbon ‘green’ aluminium, to Global Aluminium Pvt. Ltd, a leading aluminium extrusion company based in Telangana.
Vedanta, India’s largest producer of aluminium, will supply 300 metric tons of Restora Billets to Global Aluminium.
The agreement marks a significant milestone in the journey towards decarbonising its value chain, and will be fulfilled through Vedanta Aluminium’s mega smelter situated in Odisha’s Jharsuguda.
Vedanta Aluminium is the first company in India to offer low-carbon aluminium, branded as Restora and Restora Ultra (ultra-low carbon aluminium), to a global customer base.
Restora, manufactured by using renewable energy, is produced with a greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity within 4 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per tonne of aluminium manufactured, which is the global threshold for aluminium to be considered as having a low-carbon footprint.
Restora Ultra, made with aluminium recovered from dross (a by-product of aluminium smelting), has an even lower carbon footprint, near zero, and is amongst the lowest in the world.
The supply agreement will see Global Aluminium deployingRestora Billets supplied by Vedanta Aluminium in various extrusion profiles, undergoing in-house value addition including anodizing processes, aluminium powder coating processes, and precision machining facilities. The end products will cater to customized applications across a wide range of industries, including Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Building, Construction & Architectural, Aeronautics, Air handling, Renewable industry, Defense, Automation, and more.
“At Vedanta Aluminium, we are committed to providing our customers with an unmatched competitive advantage through sustainably produced products, while also continuously decarbonising our operations as well. Our Restora brand continues to garner an enthusiastic response from our customers globally and in India as well. We are happy to introduce our truly world-class Restora range into the domestic market, and are committed to working with our valued customers to realise a greener future for the planet,” said John Slaven, CEO, Vedanta Aluminium.
Global Aluminium Chairman and MD Anil Agarwal said, “Vedanta Aluminium is a trusted provider of high-quality solutions catering to our needs of high-quality and value-added aluminium. Its Restora range of products will be a gamechanger in enabling players in the domestic extrusion industry to reduce their carbon footprint and establish a greener value chain. This supply partnership is a true milestone in our decarbonisation journey and will further encourage sustainable practices in the industry.”