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Photo collage of aluminum production processes and equipment

VAIP Partners have substantially reduced PFC emissions over the past decade. In 2013, emissions were 6.4 MMTCE (Million Metric Tons Carbon Equivalent) less compared to Business as Usual and emissions per tonne of aluminum produced (TCE/tonne) were over 70% less than in 1990. This reduction is equivalent to eliminating emissions from over 1.5 million cars (assuming an average of 11,450 lbs CO2/car/year) in 2004 alone. Plus the environment receives this benefit annually for the over 10,000 year atmospheric lifetime of PFCs.

Figure 1 below shows the VAIP’s histroy of growing environmental benefits.

VAIP Accomplishments

VAIP Accomplishments bar graph depicting PFC emissions, showing them on the decline as stated in the text: Year/Business as Usual/VAIP (in Million Metric Tons of Carbon Equivalent): 1990/4.2/4.2; 1995/3.5/2.7; 1996/3.7/2.8; 1997/3.7/2.4; 1998/3.8/2.0; 1999/3.9/2.0; 2000/3.5/1.8; 2001/3.0/.9/; 2002/3.1/1.4; 2003/3.1/1.0/; 2004/3.0/.8
MMTCE = Million Metric Tons of Carbon Equivalent

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