Runaya Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Calcium Aluminate Plant in Odisha

The Jharsuguda facility facility will use green raw materials, such as the depleted dross, to deliver green premium product to customers across the Steel Industry.

Runaya, a green metals startup  founded by Naivedya and Annanya Agarwal,  has announced the inauguration of its cutting-edge Calcium Aluminate Plant in Jharsuguda. For the sustainable manufacturing and recycling firm, Runaya’s Green aluminium recovery plant is at the center of technology-enabled innovation. With a capacity of 12,000 metric tons per annum, this facility will be able to deliver green premium product to customers across the Steel Industry. Through the utilization of green raw materials, such as the depleted dross, Runaya is at the forefront of driving a circular economy, reducing its carbon footprint.

The Calcium Aluminate Plant represents a strategic expansion of Runaya’s Green Aluminium portfolio, introducing the environmentally friendly RuCal Green, Calcium Aluminate to its Steel Slag Conditioner segment. To be operated solely on 100% green and renewable energy sources by FY25, this facility claims it has set a benchmark for sustainability within the industry.

Key highlights of the Calcium Aluminate Plant include:

 

  • Technological Advancements: Runaya’s electric arc furnace, the largest in India among Calcium Aluminate plants, will be fully automated, ensuring optimal efficiency and productivity.
    ●       Production Capacity: Occupying 2.5 acres of land, the plant boasts a current production capacity of 30,000 tons per annum of slag conditioners, inclusive of briquettes and Calcium Aluminate.
    ●       Unique Selling Points (USP): Runaya’s Calcium Aluminate products use single-source raw materials to ensure product homogeneity, while solutions are tailored to meet clients’ specific needs.
    ●       Waste to Wealth Initiative: Runaya actively participates in a Waste to Wealth initiative, converting dross into value-added products essential for steelmaking, aligning with a zero- waste and zero-discharge strategy.

 

Annanya Agarwal, CEO & Co-founder of Runaya, said, “At Runaya, innovation and sustainability are ingrained in our DNA. The launch of our Calcium Aluminate Plant is a testament to our commitment to pioneering environmentally friendly solutions in the metals industry. This state-of-the-art facility showcases a significant stride in our green recovery initiatives, reinforcing our vision for a greener, more sustainable future. Through cutting-edge technology and eco-conscious practices, we’re not merely building a plant; we’re cultivating a legacy of responsible manufacturing. We envision a future where sustainability is not just an aspiration but an intrinsic part of our ethos. The Calcium Aluminate Plant serves as a pivotal step towards realising that vision, ensuring a brighter tomorrow for generations to come”.

The founders are sons of  Vedanta Limited Vice-Chairman Navin Agarwal, India’s largest metals and mining conglomerate in the private sector.  The key focus is on executing projects that enable a circular economy and promote the concept of waste to wealth. Runaya’s portfolio includes ground support products, sustainability solutions for the aluminium industry, minor metals recovery, gas atomized metallurgical powders and FRP & ARP rods for the telecommunication cable and steel industries. The company has a stated policy of employing 85% women diversity.

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