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Carbon neutral Aluminium smelting

Making aluminium smelting carbon neutral – using smelters as energy storage to stabilise the grid and to sell back at peak times

Article: Australia’s aluminium smelters need a technology retrofit to offer demand response capacity

“In short, aluminium smelting in Australia is at a crossroads. Continuation of the current trajectory will inevitably mean an increasingly difficult battle for existence in an increasingly carbon constrained world. Or, smelters could modernise and become flexible in energy consumption, dramatically reducing overall electricity costs to both the smelter and the power system overall.