As part of our quest for innovation to support more sustainable products, we are developing a new alloy called RivAlloy.
RivAlloy can tolerate higher levels of impurities from aluminium scrap castings that were previously disregarded. This reduces the amount of aluminium sent to landfill, whilst also cutting transport emissions since UK materials can be used, rather than the current imports.
Our research into recycled aluminium also includes the REALCAR and REALCAR 2 projects. These aim to boost the amount of recycled aluminium used in vehicle manufacture to 75%, lowering their overall carbon footprint.
REALCAR and REALCAR 2 are establishing closed loop recycling process for aluminium, both at our manufacturing plants and at our strategic suppliers, which enables use of recycled aluminium sheets in the Jaguar XJ.