Apple buys first batch of aluminum using Alcoa’s breakthrough, pollution-free technology

Thursday, December, 5, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Alcoa Corp. said Thursday that it has produced the first commercial batch of aluminum using a breakthrough smelting process that emits pure oxygen, eliminating direct greenhouse gas emissions.

The metal — produced at Alcoa’s technical center in Westmoreland County through a joint venture with aluminum maker Rio Tinto — will be shipped and sold to Apple this month for use in its products. The joint venture, based in Montreal, is named Elysis.

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