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Novelis STEM Scholarships Profile: Cassie Hondro, University at Buffalo

Cassie Hondro, a 2014 Novelis STEM Scholar, at Novelis headquarters in Atlanta with her father, Mark Hondro, a Novelis engineer.

Cassie Hondro, a 2014 Novelis STEM Scholar, at Novelis headquarters with her father, Mark Hondro.

The success of young STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) scholars like Cassie Hondro, a 2014 Novelis STEM Scholarships recipient, is what National Engineers Week, February 22-28, is all about. Cassie is a graduate of Oswego High School who has gone on to pursue her studies in engineering at the University at Buffalo.  The daughter of Mark Hondro, Senior Reliability Engineer at Novelis Oswego, Cassie is excited to follow in her father’s footsteps as she pursues a career in mechanical engineering.

We asked Cassie a few questions about where she gets her inspiration and desire to pursue a STEM career. Here’s what she said: Read more »

How it works: Automotive closed-loop recycling

This infographic gives a quick look into how the Novelis automotive closed-loop recycling system works.

Using the example of the 2015 Ford F-150, our plant in Oswego, NY melts down aluminum scrap and recycles it back into usable metal for auto parts such as hoods and doors. Once melted, the aluminum is cast into ingots, fabricated and rolled into sheet coils and delivered to our customers for stamping, assembly, painting and finishing. The left over scrap then goes back into the same trucks to be shipped back to Oswego for remelting and recycling, beginning the process again…and again, and again. That’s the beauty of working with aluminum, an infinitely recyclable material.

Automotive closed-loop recycling

Novelis, Dell recognized as ‘Pioneers’ in The Circular Economy Awards

This evening in Davos, Switzerland, on the eve of the World Economic Forum 2015 Annual Meeting, Novelis was recognized as a leader in the circular economy alongside such prestigious brands as Dell Inc., Nike, Unilever, Method Products, Lyft and others.

The 2015 Circular Economy Awards recognized leaders in private and public sector, as well as academia for their commitment to the circular economy.

The 2015 Circular Economy Awards recognized leaders in the private and public sector, as well as academia, for their commitment to the circular economy. Novelis was proud to be among those recognized.

As runner-up in the Pioneer category of The Circular Economy Awards, Novelis was honored for demonstrating circular economy innovation within an established organization. The winner in this category was Dell Inc. Winners and runners-up were selected from more than 200 award entries submitted from organizations around the world, and we are proud to be one of them.

It was an incredible evening spent with others who share our passion to establish a more sustainable way of doing business around the world.

Vehicle Innovation Does Not Evolve In Silos

As a panelist at the Automotive News World Congress during this year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), I have the opportunity to discuss vehicle innovation. In the past year, the industry has made many strides in advancing automotive technology, streamlining the manufacturing process and creating innovative new supply-side materials; however, there are still many issues we must face collectively to advance as an industry.

How will tomorrow’s vehicles live up to today’s increasing consumer, regulatory and environmental pressures? How will automakers continue to reimagine the automobile, keeping in mind the consumer’s need for performance, as well as increasing fuel economy standards in nations around the world?

These are questions we cannot answer in silos. Rather, the key to innovation is collaboration. The vehicles of tomorrow will be multi-material, using aluminum, steel, carbon fiber and other materials in concert to meet market demands and pressures. Playing one pivotal role will be aluminum, a rising material of choice that offers safe, environmentally-friendly and cost-effective ways of boosting fuel economy while cutting carbon emissions to suit the evolving needs of manufacturers.

Aluminum is increasingly becoming the lightweight material of choice for many automakers when designing next generation automotive bodies and parts, such as the door shown here.

Aluminum is increasingly becoming the lightweight material of choice for many automakers and is currently being used in automotive bodies and parts, such as doors and hoods.

Our new aluminum alloys lead the way for manufacturers to meet new industry standards for fuel economy, safety, performance and durability. Aluminum provides strength and controlled energy absorption for superior support, dent resistance and passenger protection for added safety without increasing overall weight. At the same time, retaining enough flexibility to fit a wide range of new, streamlined automotive body design styles. These innovations are providing manufacturers with new opportunities and ushering in an accelerated transition to aluminum across the industry.

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