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The  use of one kilogram of aluminium replacing heavier materials in a car or light truck can save a net 20
  kg of CO2 over the life of the vehicle.
This  figure  is even higher for more weight sensitive applications (for instance, up to 80 kg CO2 saved per
  kg of aluminium used in trains).
The  15  million tonnes of aluminium used in transport applications – cars, buses, trucks, trains and ships –
  can save up to 300 million tones of CO2 and 100 billion litres of crude oil over the vehicles’ operating life.
As  car  manufacturers have sought to improve fuel efficiency, the use of aluminium has grown every year
  for the past 30 years.
In 1990,  the  average  passenger car contained between 40 and 80 kg aluminium, in 2009, the average is
  between 120 and 150 kg.
While today aluminium accounts for less than 10% of car’s total weight it represents up to 50% of the total
  material scrap value.
The  aluminium  industry  supports  global  university  research  in  recycling,  vehicle  light  weighting and
  improvement in alloy properties.
 
     
 
   
 
     
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