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TRIMET – Aluminium lightens your life

"The level of German electricity prices is without precedent worldwide. So is the phase-out of almost all conventional energy sources without sufficient supply from renewables. To avert deindustrialization, a political solution must be found immediately."

Philipp Schlüter
CEO of TRIMET Aluminium SE

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First impressions of the climate tree plantation in Voerde

In order to further strengthen our efforts for climate protection, TRIMET is establishing so-called climate tree plantations on a trial basis on open spaces at the Essen and Voerde sites. Here, kiri trees are planted on a large scale.

The kiri tree is considered the "aluminum of woods" because the wood is very light, but at the same time very strong. The tree is robust, grows quickly and provides a sought-after wood for high-quality applications, including furniture and boat building. Above all, the trees bind a lot of CO2 emissions in a very short time and therefore benefit the climate.

For example, a kiri tree binds around 700 kg of CO2 and a beech tree just 50 kg of CO2 per year. As a point of reference, each citizen causes over 11 tons of CO2 per year.