ELYSIS launched the construction of its R&D center in Saguenay on August 16, 2019 where technical experts will continue to advance the breakthrough technology that eliminates all direct greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the aluminum smelting process.

ELYSIS will continue to work closely with the Rio Tinto Aluminium Pechiney technology design team in France and Alcoa’s Technical Center (ATC), near Pittsburgh in the United States, where this patented technology was invented by Alcoa. Since 2009, Alcoa has been producing research-scale metal at ATC with no direct carbon emissions from the smelting process. 

Late December Apple proceeded with the acquisition of the first commercial batch of aluminium produced using the breakthrough ELYSIS™ carbon-free smelting technology.