Vedanta Aluminium Business, a major Indian producer of aluminium and value-added products, has launched ‘Restora’, its low carbon, ‘green’ aluminium brand.
The has company unveiled two product lines – Restora (low carbon aluminium) and Restora Ultra (ultra-low carbon aluminium) under the brand.
Vedanta Aluminium is the first major non-ferrous Indian metals producer to manufacture low carbon products (primary aluminium) for customers worldwide, exhibiting a strong step towards its commitment of achieving Net Zero Carbon by 2050, states the company.
Both products have been verified as low-carbon aluminium post assessment by an independent, global verification assurance firm, it further claims.
With Restora, Vedanta Aluminium aims to address the fast-growing global demand for low carbon aluminium, driven by greater climate consciousness. Vedanta’s Restora is being manufactured at the company’s aluminium smelter using renewable energy. Restora is said to have a GHG emission intensity that is well below 4 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) per tonne of aluminium manufactured – the global threshold for aluminium to be considered as low carbon aluminium.
Restora Ultra has an even lower carbon footprint that is amongst the lowest in the world, claims the firm.
Launching the Restora brand, Rahul Sharma, CEO – Aluminium Business, Vedanta Ltd, said, “The launch of Restora, marks a proud moment in our commitment to decarbonize our operations as well as provide our customers an unmatched competitive advantage with sustainable aluminium products. Our holistic solutions are market-responsive and tailored to support evolving needs of customers.”
With aims to cut down carbon emissions across every process stage, Vedanta Aluminium claims to have reduced its GHG emissions intensity by 21 per cent in FY21 while almost tripling its production, over FY12 baseline. “The company is also a member of the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) family, is ranked 4th amongst global aluminium producers in 2021,” says Vedanta.