Dec 7 2007
By: R. Neal  shortURL

Alcoa Aluminum is expanding their aluminum can recycling operations here. The new $22 million facility will expand recycling capacity by 50%. According to Alcoa, recycling aluminum saves 95% of the energy needed to make new cans. They expect to recycle more than 14 billion cans this year. The new expansion will be completed sometime in the next 12 to 18 months.

In related news, Alcoa is introducing a new fuel efficient locomotive, "Big Orange", for transporting ingot. According to Alcoa, the new train has 25% more horsepower, uses 35% less fuel, and cuts down on 85% of air pollutants. A second train will arrive in 2008.


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