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Industrial Decarbonisation Europe 2024

The Next Frontier of Industrial Scale Net-Zero Action

The industrial sector represents the next frontier of climate action. With regulatory, corporate, and industrial sectors aligned in ambition, the decarbonization of the hard-to-abate sectors represents both a critical challenge and an unparalleled business opportunity.

As the birthplace of the energy transition, Europe must now has the opportunity to lead the next frontier of decarbonisation. How can companies adopt a holistic approach, re-frame the transition opportunity, and capitalize on the windfall investments on offer?

New alliance must be formed and leaders from across the hard-to-abate sectors must stand together to overcome path dependencies and restructure the European industrial landscape.

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.

Graphite in Semiconductors Info Sheet

The ECGA “Semiconductors” info sheet outlines the crucial role of isostatic graphite in the semiconductor manufacturing process. Highlighting graphite’s key properties like thermal and chemical resistance, the sheet explains its use in critical stages like silicon crystal growth and ion implantation. It also notes the increasing demand for isostatic graphite in the European semiconductor industry, pointing to expected market growth.

Carbon and Graphite in Refractories Info Sheet

The ECGA info sheet on “Refractories” offers an insightful summary of the use of carbon and graphite in refractory materials for high-temperature industries. It outlines various refractory types, focusing on those incorporating graphite for improved heat dissipation and longevity, particularly in high-demand sectors such as aerospace. The sheet details the properties and industrial applications of carbon and graphite in refractories.