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.