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Aluminum: the wonder material
CO2 Cradle-to-gate (Using 50% Recycled AL)
Using at least 50% recycled aluminum, Longboard ECO™ products instantly reduce the carbon emissions of the first three steps in the aluminum extraction process.
After ore is mined, the Bayer process which refines bauxite into alumina accounts for 28% of the entire embodied carbon of aluminum products.
Next, the electrolysis smelting Hall–Héroult process produces 99.5–99.8% pure. This energy intensive process is the largest contributor to the carbon emissions of the aluminum production cycle. Recycled aluminum requires no electrolysis, thus it does not end up in this process.