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ECGA, founded in 1995 and based in Brussels is the voice of EU carbon and graphite producers, including the EU based graphite electrode producers going into Europe’s steel and foundry industry, electrodes and cathodes for the aluminium and ferroalloy industry, as well as a wide variety of specialty graphite and carbon products for applications ranging from electric motors to modern battery technology.


EU Industrial Carbon Management Strategy – ECGA Call for Coordinated Action and Timelines
The European Advanced Carbon and Graphite Materials Association (ECGA) has officially voiced its support for the European Commission’s target of reducing emissions by 90% by the year 2040. This endorsement comes alongside the release of the Communication on Industrial Carbon Management, marking a major step towards meeting the EU's ambitious climate objectives. ECGA is keenly anticipating the roll-out of effective carbon management strategies that balance ambitious climate action with the preservation of the industry's long-term viability and global competitiveness.
Graphite in Renewable Energy – Solar Power Info Sheet
The ECGA "Renewable Energy - Solar Power" info sheet emphasizes graphite's role in solar energy, especially in photovoltaic cell manufacturing and solar panel production. It notes graphite's unique properties like heat resistance and electrical conductivity, crucial for efficient solar cell functioning. The sheet also highlights graphite's importance in solar energy storage, particularly in lithium-ion batteries, projecting an increasing demand for graphite in renewable energy markets. This highlights graphite's key contribution to the growth of solar power technologies.
Carbon and Graphite in Renewable Energy – Wind Power Info Sheet
The ECGA's "Renewable Energy - Wind Power" infosheet discusses the crucial roles of carbon and graphite in enhancing wind turbine efficiency, particularly in rotor blades and electrical components. It underscores the growing importance of wind power in Europe's renewable energy mix and points out the advanced use of these materials in supporting the development of larger, more effective wind turbines. The sheet also touches on carbon and graphite's relevance in energy storage solutions, aligning with the shift towards sustainable energy technologies.




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