Hydro opens recycling center in Germany

Norsk Hydro ASA (Hydro) has opened a new 50,000 ton remelting facility at the Alunorf plant in Neuss, Germany, bringing Hydro’s total recycling capacity in Germany to 150,000 tons of aluminum.

The Hydro recycling center is a state-of-the-art facility that saves energy by burning lacquer, as attached to the scrap metal, and directly using the emerging gas to power the remelting process.

The center’s environmental features include a regenerative combustion system, the complete reuse of process remains and indoor scrap handling.