Strategic & Critical

About us

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.


ECGA Position on Adapting Permitting Rules for Critical and Strategic Raw Materials
ECGA advocates for streamlined permitting processes to enhance the production of critical raw materials, crucial for Europe's sustainability goals. Our position paper discusses the need for efficient permitting to ensure the EU's strategic autonomy and sustainable future.
ECGA Position on EU Green Claims Directive
The Position Paper discusses the impact of regulatory changes on the use of hazardous substances in our industry, advocating for legislation that supports sustainable practices without compromising innovation.
ECGA Annual Report 2023
We are proud to present the ECGA Annual Report 2023, a comprehensive document that highlights the advancements and ongoing commitments of the European carbon and graphite industry towards sustainability and innovation. We are focusing on six key chapters that explore the strategic role of graphite in the EU economy, our drive for excellence within the sector, contributions to Europe's competitive edge, the path towards a green transition, and the role of carbon and graphite in sustainable and circular economy initiatives. We invite you to download and read the full report to gain deeper insights into how we are driving the industry forward.




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