Accounting for Aluminum Emissions at the Product Level
The aluminum sector is currently responsible for 2 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and demand for aluminum is projected to grow by up to 80 percent by 2050. Decarbonizing the aluminum sector relies heavily on zero-carbon primary production technology, electricity decarbonization, and end-of-life recycling and resource efficiency.
As part of the Horizon Zero project, RMI has released the Aluminum GHG Emissions Reporting Guidance to help producers calculate emissions of their aluminum products and accelerate decarbonization of this critical sector.
Aluminum industry stakeholders can use this guidance to demonstrate decarbonization efforts through improved emissions transparency and drive demand for low-emissions aluminum. The accompanying data format for aluminum, available on GitHub, enables seamless transmission of emissions data along the aluminum supply chain.
The guidance was developed and refined with input from the Aluminum Sector Working Group. The working group consists of 25 organizations from the aluminum industry, including producers, buyers, and industry associations.