Thursday, 20 April 2023

Hillside Aluminium: Low-carbon energy options and the implications

  • Year: 2022
  • Author(s): Lerato Monaisa

South Africa’s aluminium value chain begins with primary aluminium production, at the South32 (previously BHP Billiton) Hillside Aluminium smelter. Hillside is the only primary aluminium producer in South Africa and the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.This Policy Brief draws on a study on the climate compatibility of the South African aluminium value chain in South Africa by Lerato Monaisa and Gaylor Montmasson-Clair: South Africa's Aluminium Value Chain and Climate Change Compatibility. It It presents the argument for Hillside Alluminium sourcing low-carbon energy and outlines the options for Hillside as well as the implications of a low-carbon transition.

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