TITLE

Aluminium's 30 per cent energy reduction target

PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Ecos;Aug/Sep2006 Supplement, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Blog Entry
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the investigation on a new way of making aluminum that could cut the energy required to produce the metal by up to 30 percent, appreciably reducing greenhouse impacts by researchers in Australia. Aluminum production has a significant contribution to the green house gas emissions. The industry is teaming up with the Light Metals Flagship, a national research program led by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to investigate the use of ionic liquids in reducing the very high temperatures needed for aluminum smelting. CSIRO is exploring the use of ionic liquids as electrolytes in lithium batteries.
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23987665

 

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