Apple intends to make the iPhone SE 2022 out of low-carbon and carbon-free aluminum, according to the company. It’s manufactured using a brand-new smelting method. This was made possible by Apple’s $4.7 billion investment in the Green Bonds programme.
Since their beginning in 2019, Apple’s Green Bond programs have spent $4.7 billion in research projects. One of these investigations led to the development of a new smelting method that, according to Apple, will allow the company to produce aluminum without creating any direct carbon emissions.
Apple’s Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, Lisa Jackson, stated, “Apple is devoted to bringing out the best in the earth.” Green Bonds are a critical tool for furthering our environmental efforts in the future.”
“Our investments are catalyzing the breakthrough technologies required to minimize the carbon footprint of the materials we consume,” she added. To save the earth’s finite resources, we’re also using recyclable and renewable components in our products.”
ELYSIS, which Apple says as “behind the world’s first direct carbon-free aluminum smelting technology,” is supplying Apple with aluminum.
Apple’s initial partnership with Alcoa, Rio Tinto, and the governments of Canada and Quebec in 2018 financed research on this method. The MacBook Pro 16. inch was made out of this material.
Using hydroelectricity, the scale of production at the Quebec Center for Industrial Research and Development has been increased.
“This is the first time commercially pure aluminum has been manufactured on an industrial scale with zero greenhouse gas emissions,” stated Vincent Christ, CEO of ELYSIS. The sale to Apple demonstrates market demand for aluminum made with our ground-breaking ELYSIS carbon-free smelting technology.”
“Today’s announcement demonstrates that ELYSIS, a joint venture between Alcoa and Rio Tinto, was able to bring an idea into reality,” he concluded. We’re thrilled to be working with Apple on this breakthrough, which has the potential to revolutionize the way aluminum is made for the better.”