Aluminium giant Novelis has won a European award for its closed-loop car production project with Jaguar Land Rover.
The REALCAR (REcycled ALuminium CAR) project won the automotive and transportation category at the 2016 aluminium trade fair at Düsseldorf in Germany.
The closed-loop programme was launched in 2008 by Jaguar Land Rover and, in 2015, the car manufacturer recovered more than 45,000 tonnes of press shop aluminium scrap.
As part of the project, Novelis developed a new aluminium alloy containing up to 75% recycled content while retaining the strength, durability and formability required by automotive engineers.
It was first introduced in the Jaguar XE series (pictured) and is now featured in all new and legacy Jaguar Land Rover models.
Emilio Braghi, president of Novelis Europe, said the company was honoured to be recognised for its leadership in alloy innovation and aluminium recycling.
“This prize is a testament to the skills and talent of our people, who are constantly working to develop alloys, innovative applications and revolutionary designs that leverage the unique properties of rolled aluminium.
“It also honours the close partnerships we build with our customers to ensure the next generation of vehicles is built to maximise the attributes of aluminium.
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- Pictured from left: Steve Wortley (Jaguar Land Rover), Michael Hahne and Andy Doran (both Novelis)