Aluminum Aluminum

Aluminum smelting is a carbon emissions intensive industry. Aluminum smelting accounts for over 3% of the world’s total electricity use and the largest source of emissions from primary aluminum smelting is electrical power. Energy intensity for the industry has declined over time. Energy efficiency measures have been adopted, older less efficient plants are closed and replaced with new, more efficient plants, and producers look to use low or no carbon electricity sources.

The drive to reduce the carbon emissions intensity of aluminum production has prompted producers to research and develop innovative ideas to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

We focus on Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, emissions related to the smelting process itself and emissions related to the generation of the electricity supplied to the smelter.  In subsequent developments, we'll also address emissions associated with bauxite supply.

ACRIS Aluminum Dashboard

The Aluminum Carbon Risk Index (ACRI) dashboard is an intuitive, web-enabled dashboard. Users can track changes in the ACRI score by region and by archetype, and drill-down to see current and future events that impact the ACRI score.

The ACRI score is based on a multi-factor variable analysis that models risk in five vectors: climate, regulatory, technological, environmental, and political. These risk vectors are then analyzed through a lens of trade flows and carbon vulnerability. 

ACRIS Aluminum Dashboard