The Applicability of Carbon Capture and Sequestration in Primary Aluminium Smelters

Author(s): S. Broek, S. Save
Light Metals,The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Seattle, Feb 2010 and Sept 2010 Aluminium Today International


Climate Change is affecting every industry including the Primary Aluminium industry. The International Energy Agency has developed several strategies how to abate GHG emissions on large industrial scale. One of the tools identified to abate CO2 emissions from large sources is carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). Earlier papers have touched on the topic of using CCS in primary smelters and in this paper further details are shown of technological aspects of CCS, but also on some of the specific conditions that have to be dealt with when applied in primary aluminium smelters. Conclusions are presented.