Michelob Ultra to can beer in same aluminum used in iPhones

Michelob beer will soon be canned in the same aluminum used in Apple iPhones and watches.

Beermaker Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, which owns the Michelob Ultra brand, said Friday that the beer’s cans will be partly made with an aluminum produced by Elysis, which uses a “carbon-free” smelting process to eliminate greenhouse gasses — and produce oxygen.

Elysis is a Canadian venture between Rio Tinto and Alcoa Corp that has received significant support from Apple, which invested about $13 million in the company. Using a process called the “electrolysis of alumina,” it said that the company “eliminates all direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the aluminum smelting
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