|Frequently Asked Questions – F.A.Q|
Concerning the greenhouse gases, the aluminium industry has already significantly reduced its direct emissions since the 1990s. This is a result of the continuous improvement of the smelting technology which has taken place in the last 20 years, and continues to date. The benefits are also visible in other compartments, such as fluorides emissions, PAH emissions, etc.
The emissions from industrial plants, excluding the greenhouse gases, are regulated in EU by very ambitious and advanced legislation, based on the dynamic concept of Best Available Techniques. The aluminium industry fully supports this approach, and takes active part in the definition of the BAT together with the other concerned stakeholders.