Net Zero from the cradle to the factory gate: Gränges participates in the Polestar 0 project
The Polestar 0 project has an ambitious goal in mind: to build a consistently climate-neutral electric car in series production by 2030 – an electric car with net-zero emissions from the cradle to the factory gate. As one of the leading companies in the field of aluminium rolling, Gränges will contribute to the research and development of circular and climate-friendly aluminium materials and processes as part of the project. The company has set itself high sustainability goals and relies on strong partnerships with companies that share the sustainability ambitions as well as the Net Zero goal and that wish to make these goals a reality.
In order to achieve these sustainability goals, all parts of the value chain, from material procurement, recycling, product development and production processes to the use of the end product, must be accelerated. But this is not the only point where Gränges is pulling together with the Polestar 0 project on the path to carbon neutrality: the partnership is an excellent example of how expertise in sustainable materials and processes can be used to support customers, partners and the entire industry on their path to decarbonisation.
Full throttle on the way to a circular economy and climate neutrality
As an aluminium technology company that aims to drive the development of lighter, smarter and more sustainable aluminium products and solutions, sustainability is at the heart of its strategy. In achieving its goals for circular economy and climate neutrality by 2040, Gränges has so far gone full throttle and is continuously driving the development of solutions in close cooperation with customers and partners. The company offers advanced materials that improve efficiency in customers' manufacturing processes and the performance of end products.
The Polestar 0 project was launched in 2021 with the aim of transforming and rebooting the automotive industry. While the shift to electric vehicles is already reducing tailpipe emissions, Polestar is also addressing the need to reduce emissions from manufacturing. The ambitious goal of the Polestar 0 project is primarily to eliminate all sources of CO2 as far as possible throughout the supply chain, from raw material extraction, material and vehicle production to delivery and end-of-life, without relying on misleading offset programmes. Within this framework, Gränges' experience in aluminium rolling technology will be an asset: The technology is applied in various areas of a modern electric vehicle and is essential for the project goal of developing a truly climate-neutral car by 2030.