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Ecocentricity Blog: An Aluminum Smelter Far, Far Away

By: John A. Lanier
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Some producers of aluminum have developed an alternative form of electrolysis that produces only oxygen as a direct byproduct. It’s good news, and recently Apple decided to purchase this low carbon aluminum for use in their laptops.

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Some producers of aluminum have developed an alternative form of electrolysis that produces only oxygen as a direct byproduct. It’s good news, and recently Apple decided to purchase this low carbon aluminum for use in their laptops.

Seeking a Sustainable Future One Can at a Time

Adam Shalapin helps aluminum can maker Ball Corporation cut its carbon emissions with wind power
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On the weekends, you can find Adam Shalapin enjoying the outdoors skiing, hiking or fly fishing, but during the week, he’s working at Ball Corporation as the global sustainability manager to protect the land and water that he loves.

For an outdoorsy engineer, it’s a job filled with purpose fueled by increasing concerns about climate change. To help preserve the things he loves, he knows he must be part of the solution.

“Message In A Can” Awareness Campaign: Costa Cruises And Cial Consortium Donate Three Benches to Savona

Three benches made of recycled aluminum as a result of separate collection
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SAVONA, October 27 2016 /3BL Media/ - Three benches made of recycled aluminum have been positioned at Darsena, in front of the historic “Torretta” as a gift to the community of Savona. This is one of the results of the “Message in a can” initiative, which was launched earlier this year by CIAL (Aluminum Packaging Consortium), Municipality of Savona, Ata Spa (Savona Municipality Company for waste collection) and Costa Cruises, in order to promote and develop the collection and recycling of aluminum in the city.

Cial, Costa Cruises and Port Authority of Savona Present “Message In A Can”, a Model of Excellence for Aluminum Can Collection and Recycling

In 9 years, from 2007 to 2015, 334 tons of aluminum were recycled from Costa ships calling at Savona. A new awareness campaign for the city is presented in a collaborative effort with the Municipality of Savona, and another on social media.
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SAVONA, 17th February 2016 /3BL Media/ – CIAL (Aluminum Packaging Consortium), Costa Cruises and the Port Authority of Savona presented, on board the Costa Diadema, “Message in a can”, a promotion and development project for the collection and recycling of aluminum beverage cans, under the auspices of the Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea.

Chevrolet Sedans Lose Weight, Increase Efficiency

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There are roughly 30,000 parts in the typical automobile and we’re reimagining all of them for greater efficiency.

Our engineers are developing vehicles powered by non-traditional sources like electricity and hydrogen that dramatically reduce emissions and petroleum use. But, as the vast majority of vehicles on the road today are powered by gas, we’re also improving their efficiency through advanced technologies that reduce weight and improve their fuel economy.

5 Ways Chevrolet Made 2016 Malibu Segment’s Lightest

Approximately 300-lb weight reduction enhances efficiency, driving dynamics
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DETROIT, June 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Engineers developing the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu put the new midsize sedan on a strength-training program, making it sweat out a pound here and a gram there, in a quest to make it more fuel efficient, stronger and safer.

Resolve to Be Green

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January 20, 2014 

Author: James Gowen

Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions for 2014? How about resolving to be more environmentally friendly. While keeping any resolution is difficult, creating a quarterly calendar can help. 

GM Welding Breakthrough Enables More Use of Aluminum

Increased use of lightweight metal can help improve fuel economy, performance
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(3BL Media) Detroit - September 24, 2012 - General Motors Research & Development has invented an industry-first aluminum welding technology expected to enable more use of the lightweight metal on future vehicles, which can help improve fuel economy and driving performance.

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