The Current Crisis Crumbling Long-Standing European Aluminium Smelters

Increased energy prices for the production of aluminium, a material with notoriously high power consumption, are reducing profit margins to a razor thin line for a range of primary aluminium producers, if not already sending some smelters into the red. The stage is set for lower-cost low-energy substitutes, like secondary aluminium and hydro-powered aluminium smelters, to help fill the gaps in the market.

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