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GLRPPR Sector Resource: SF6 Emission Reduction Partnership for the Magnesium Industry

SF6 Emission Reduction Partnership for the Magnesium Industry

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’s Partners and the International Magnesium Association (IMA), committed to eliminate SF6 emissions by year-end 2010. EPA’s 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 partnership's web site includes basic information; accomplishments; a list of partners; publications and technical tools that provide more information on SF6 emissions measurement and reduction strategies; information on international activities; a list of relevant conferences; and FAQs.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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