In the news release announcing the completion of construction on the ELYSIS Industrial Research and Development Center in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec, Alf Barrios highlighted the importance of this milestone in achieving the objective of zero carbon aluminium and reducing Canada’s carbon footprint. ELYSIS is a technology company created by a partnership between Alcoa and Rio Tinto. Its goal is to revolutionize the way aluminium is produced across the globe.

“ELYSIS is the next step to deliver zero carbon aluminium smelting for the industry and reduce the carbon footprint of items we use every day, from cars to smartphones and food and beverage packaging.”

Alf Barrios, Chief Executive, Rio Tinto Aluminium