ELYSIS – The World’s First Carbon-Free Smelting Technology
The patent-protected process is currently producing metal at the Alcoa Technical Center, and has been operating at different scales since 2009.
ELYSIS technology package planned for sale in 2024
- The name ELYSIS refers to the process at the center of aluminum smelting, the electrolysis of alumina.
- ELYSIS will employ 100 people, including research and development, management and sales.
- At a facility in Québec, employees will work on the commercialization of the world's first zero-carbon aluminum smelting technology.
- The technology could eliminate 6.5 million metric tons of annual greenhouse gas emissions, if fully implemented at existing aluminum smelters in Canada, an amount equal to taking nearly 1.8 million light-duty vehicles off the road.