Unearthing potentials for decarbonizing the U.S. aluminum cycle.

  title={Unearthing potentials for decarbonizing the U.S. aluminum cycle.},
  author={Gang Liu and Colton E Bangs and Daniel B. M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={45 22},
Global aluminum demand is anticipated to triple by 2050, by which time global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are advised to be cut 50-85% to avoid catastrophic climate impacts. To explore mitigation strategies systematically, a dynamic material flow model was developed to simulate the stocks and flows of the U.S. aluminum cycle and analyze the corresponding GHG emissions. Theoretical and realistic reduction potentials were identified and quantified. The total GHG emissions for the U.S. aluminum… CONTINUE READING
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