It further said that these castings will be produced by Brakes India, using scrap, alloys and raw materials that are 100 percent free of radioactive elements. It involves recycling 100 percent scrap metal generated by other industries to manufacture a useful product.
The plant will run on 100 percent green energy from solar and wind energy, it added.
“If fully adopted, the potential reduction of CO2 per year from green casting would be 0.86 million tons for Volvo and 210 million tons for industry (assuming industry adopts this approach),” the group said. .
This is an important step as India is a major source for Volvo Group’s global casting requirements, and the country also has a significant share of global casting demand, it added.
Commenting on the development, Kamal Bali, President and Managing Director of Volvo Group India, said: “India is a home base for the Group and we not only make ‘Make in India’ but also design, process, sell and deliver from India to the world” .
In line with the group’s global sustainability goals and ambitions, he said: “Our goal is to create an environment that is safe and sustainable for future generations – while immersing ourselves in the cutting-edge technology needed to make industry-leading commercial vehicles. Green Casting has the potential to revolutionize the casting manufacturing process for a sustainable future”.
Commercial production of these green castings will begin this month, the statement said.