A major shift in the global market toward electrification is sparking innovation at a rapid pace. Automakers, suppliers and other key industry decisionmakers are eager to respond to consumer demands and global priorities to protect the planet. And the aluminum industry has the capacity to provide automotive consumers sustainable solutions that offer the added benefits of increased performance and safety.
Aluminum is all around us, making our everyday lives easier and more efficient. It’s in all the usual places – in our aluminum foil, in the cars we drive and in our soda and beer cans. In fact, you’re likely never more than 6 feet away from a piece of aluminum.
But did you know that artists use aluminum to create some iconic works of art?
The 2022 Roadmap for Automotive Aluminum reveals how the aluminum industry is prepared to offer the most advanced automotive alloys and product designs to support future vehicles and sustainable development.
Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs fame hosted a deep dive look at aluminum production and recycling for an episode of his series How America Works.
A brand-new, third-party critical-reviewed life cycle assessment (LCA) report shows that the energy and carbon impact of aluminum production in North America has dropped to its lowest point in history.
When you hear the words aluminum foil, odds are you immediately picture the household foil we all have in our pantries. But did you know it has also supported missions to space?
With its lightweight strength and unmatched corrosion-resistance and durability, aluminum is widely used to build renewable energy platforms like solar panels and wind turbines.
Battery storage innovation is an important element of a more energy efficient future. Aluminum-ion batteries show great promise – charging faster and holding a far greater charge for longer than lithium-ion alternatives.
For more than 120 years, aluminum and its alloys has made human flight possible. And we are just getting started.