The SF6 Emission Reduction Partnership for the Magnesium Industry is a cooperative effort between EPA and the U.S. magnesium industry to better understand and reduce emissions of SF6, a potent greenhouse gas, from magnesium production and casting processes. In February 2003,EPA Partners and the International Magnesium Association (IMA),committed to eliminate SF6 emissions by year-end 2010. EPA voluntary partnership with the magnesium industry is facilitating remarkable progress towards eliminating SF6 emissions by identifying, evaluating, and implementing cost-effective climate protection strategies and technologies including alternative cover gases.
The following links provide more information on the SF6 Emission Reduction Partnership for the Magnesium Industry:
- Basic Information Learn more about SF6 emissions from magnesium production and casting processes and how EPA is working collaboratively with the industry to eliminate emissions.
- Accomplishments Learn more about the SF6 Emission Reduction Partnership for the Magnesium Industry successes in facilitating practical and cost-effective emission reductions.
- Partners Meet the U.S. magnesium producers and casting companies leading the industry efforts to reduce SF6 emissions and implement new, more environmentally friendly cover gas technologies.
- Newsroom View EPA press releases and additional information on Partnership events, awards, and accomplishments.
- Documents, Tools, and Resources Find publications and technical tools that provide more information on SF6 emissions measurement and reduction strategies.
- International Activities Learn more about the EPA and IMA cooperative efforts to identify, evaluate, and implement alternative cover gases.
- Conferences Learn more about upcoming technical meetings such as the International Conference on SF6 and the Environment.