On November 12, the 7th “multinationals leaders roundtable” and the first “multinational companies and China’s new urbanization industry international BBS” held in Beijing, Alcoa global vice President and President of Asia Pacific region Chen Jinya told xinhua in an interview, “aluminum industry to China is the world”, for aluminum industry, China has the world’s largest business opportunities. He said, as the leader of the industry, Alcoa will lead the aluminum to the direction of energy conservation and emissions reduction, advocate the sustainable way of life.
“Say to the aluminum industry, China is the world’s largest development opportunities. 50% of the world’s development opportunities in China. Aluminum industry to China to the world. So who dare not relax in China.” Chen Jinya described China aluminum market.
China is the world’s largest producer of aluminium, and top consumer of aluminum. It is understood that the global aluminium market average annual growth of about 6.5% in the last few years, although China aluminum consumption demand by the real estate in the fourth quarter of 2014 to enter the off-season, and transport a year-on-year fall the influence of growth is slowing, demand remains strong.
Yet at the same time, the status quo of China’s aluminium market supply exceeds demand also cannot be ignored. China’s annual growth of about 7.2 million tons of aluminum in recent years, in September this year (2014), output reached 68030 tons, a record high. How to develop China’s aluminium market, no doubt, become a very important problem.
Chen Jinya said, in China, the application of the middle and lower reaches of the product should be more development, including aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle, daily drinks cans, household appliances, etc. Chen Jinya, according to Alcoa and many Chinese companies, such as byd, automobile industry will be one of the key direction. Due to the car body weight significantly affect its function, thus auto lightweight will become a trend in the future. Restrict the electric car battery weight problem in Alcoa also consider the scope of Alcoa’s recent air battery is a breakthrough in this field.
Chen Jinya is introduced, a ton of alumina to electrolytic aluminium, need to power more than ten thousand degrees, and the electricity is still exist in the aluminium, aluminium is a solidification of energy. Through technology, the storage to the energy release of electrolytic aluminum, can obtain considerable power. Using the battery, can let the electric charge once per extended range of 1600 km. He said at the same time, the possibility of the technology application scope is very broad, in addition to automotive applications, air batteries as a storage medium, also can solve the disadvantages of wind power and solar power affected by weather effective stability of power grid.
Is in the middle and lower reaches of aluminum products, Chen Jinya, said the farther downstream, the repeated use of aluminum, so the more widely used, can achieve better effect to reduce emissions. Do products, extend the industrial chain, the discharge amount of saved can offset emissions, eventually to achieve the effect of zero emission. “The world’s limited resources, energy use efficiency is a major challenge. In China and other developing countries, energy is to use coal as fuel. The burning of coal produces greenhouse gases. The fog haze, such as Beijing Atlantic storms become violent are related to the change of greenhouse gases. Responsible to treat yourself well. Enterprise to energy conservation and emissions reduction, can lead to other companies.” Chen Jinya said.
In addition to energy conservation and emissions reduction, infinite repeated use of aluminum is also consistent with the idea of global sustainable development, Chen Jinya said, aluminum down only about 5% of the energy consumption of aluminium smelting, emissions can be reduced by 95%.
Recycled aluminum is energy saving, environmental protection, the labor-intensive industries, China’s the eleventh five-year plan, clearly put forward “to create a number of more than 300000 tons capacity of recycled aluminum demonstration project”. Country attaches great importance to the secondary aluminum industry development, was listed in the circular economy construction in key areas of our country.
Chen Jinya said, as the pioneer of aluminum industry, Alcoa will make yourself more strong, and to provide a clear signal to aluminum application market, “if you don’t apply it depth, it can only be extensive business. So is the transformation of the problem for aluminium industry, is the problem from upstream to downstream extension industry chain”, Chen Jinya said.