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Friday, May 10, 2024

The beneficiaries of the government's cleanup efforts include Century Aluminum Company, which could receive up to half a billion dollars to build the nation's first new aluminum smelter in 45 years. The facility, dubbed the Green Aluminum Smelter, could double the amount of virgin, or primary, aluminum the country produces while emitting 75 percent less CO2 than older smelters, thanks to increased efficiency and the use of renewable electricity. The grant, which is awaiting finalization, is a "huge vote of confidence and a shot in the arm" for the industry, said Annie Sartor, the aluminum campaign director at Industrious Labs, a nonprofit focused on industrial decarbonization.



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A representative for Century Aluminum told Grist the company is "excited to move this transformational project forward," but declined to answer other questions or say how it plans to secure the carbon-free energy required. The DOE wouldn't speak to the challenges that may arise procuring clean energy, citing ongoing award negotiations.

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