Apart from using recycled copper, ABB has committed to increase the use of recycled electric steel (e-steel) and recycled aluminum. The work with Boliden is an important step towards this goal,” said Ola Norén, Head of Metallurgy Products, Process Industries, ABB. These motors can then be replaced with high efficiency motors within ABB’s take back upcycling framework, with the old motors recycled to provide raw material for Boliden’s recycled copper. To address this, Boliden has developed low-carbon copper that is mined using fossil-free energy and also produces copper using secondary raw material from recycled products. Using Boliden’s copper saves approximately 200 kg of CO₂ emissions for every one of these motors manufactured.
Feb 20 2023