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  • Novelis Building Recycling Center in Support of Automotive in North America
$365 million facility in Guthrie, Kentucky. will reduce carbon emissions by more than one million tons a year

Novelis aims to be the world’s leading provider of low-carbon, sustainable aluminum solutions that advance our business, industry and society toward the benefits of a circular economy.

In line with our ambition, Novelis recently announced it will invest $365 million to build a highly advanced recycling center for automotive in North America. It will be built adjacent to our existing automotive finishing plant in Guthrie, Ky.


  • Reduces carbon emissions by more than one million tons a year
  • Creates 140 jobs for Kentucky residents
  • Adds 240 Kt of additional sheet ingot capacity
  • Enables Novelis to grow closed-loop recycling programs with more automotive customers in North America
  • Includes capabilities to process aluminum from vehicles at the end of their lifecycle
  • Features advanced aluminum shredding and sorting technology
  • Supports Novelis’ goal to reduce energy intensity 10 percent by 2026


Novelis has a proud 37-year history of creating jobs in Kentucky and investing in local communities, employing 1,600 people in the state. Check out the video below celebrating last year’s Grand Opening of our automotive finishing facility in Guthrie. We also operate an aluminum beverage can recycling plant in Berea and the Logan Aluminum joint venture in Russellville.

Automotive Aluminum Recycling
  • Recycling preserves the value of aluminum alloys to maximize their environmental benefits
  • Through closed-loop recycling, we take back aluminum remaining after automotive parts are stamped from sheets and remake it into the same product for new vehicle production.
  • Vehicle end of life recycling is also essential to reach our goal of carbon neutrality. According to the International Aluminium Institute, the amount of rolled aluminum available at the end of a vehicle’s life will increase more than 5x by 2050 due to the growth in average aluminum content per vehicle.
Automotive Aluminum Recycling Process