On October 12, the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron spoke and presented his investment plan to prepare France for the challenges of 2030 and recalled that ” our planet is facing major challenges, particularly climatic and environmental. These challenges force us to change our means of producing our energy and our industry.. ”
Aluminum France and the entire aluminum sector welcome the proposals favorable to the decarbonization of industry and reindustrialisation and confirm their participation in meeting these challenges with a view to achieving carbon neutrality in 2050 in accordance with the commitments made during the Agreements from Paris.
The aluminum sector is a candidate for the France 2030 project to go beyond the objective of 35% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and aims to achieve 75% reduction in emissions direct from primary aluminum in France, while developing new primary aluminum production capacities to control our supplies, which today are 50% of foreign origin. It is also necessary to remember that recycling aluminum makes it possible to save 95% of energy compared to its primary production and that new recycling units must be developed to lower the carbon footprint of aluminum.
In a desire to “accelerate the decarbonisation of our industries “, the aluminum sector has launched a prospective study to reduce process emissions linked to the production of aluminum by electrolysis using carbon capture technology, compatible with rupture, called inert anode. The objective is to reduce direct emissions by 70% by 2030, to relocate our production and thus gain sovereignty, create jobs and continue our progress towards carbon neutrality in 2050.
The entire aluminum industry and its players have been mobilized and invested for many years in the fight against global warming and in ecological transition and wish to fully invest in the France 2030 project.