Hydro and circular economy startup Nuvosil are starting an industrial pilot project on new technology for recycling of aluminum and silicon. The project could potentially reduce processing costs significantly and energy consumption up to 90 %.
In November 2020, production resumed at the Hydro Husnes B line – more than 10 years after the production line was idled as a result of the financial crisis. Now, Hydro's aluminum plant in western Norway is well on its way back to full production, after running at half capacity since 2009.
To produce more advanced products for the growing automotive aluminum forging market, Hydro Husnes casting operations are now being equipped with low pressure casting. An investment of NOK 150 million is planned to start operations in 2020.