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4th Annual Global Magnesium Industry Climate Protection Workshop

photo collage of the products manufactured with magnesium and the Magnesium Partnership logo

2008 Annual World Magnesium Conference
Hilton Warsaw Hotel
Warsaw, Poland
Sunday, May 18, 2008

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The 2008 workshop sought to achieve four objectives:

  1. Inform and discuss international climate change policies affecting the magnesium industry,
  2. Share technical information on how magnesium metal and parts suppliers are successfully eliminating SF6 emissions,
  3. Design an approach for "bundling" small and medium-sized magnesium industry emission reduction projects for accelerated implementation (e.g., revenue/cost sharing), and
  4. Learn about the newest advanced magnesium melt protection technologies.
Scott Bartos, US EPA presenting at the 2008 Conference

Scott Bartos, US EPA, presenting at the 2008 Annual World Magnesium Conference.

The presentations from the workshop are provided below.

Workshop Presentations:

2:00pm Introductions and International Climate Policies

Overview of Climate Protection and the Global Magnesium Industry
Scott Bartos, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Presentation (PDF) (18 pp, 1.1MB)

European Union "F-Gas" Policy
Marios Avraamides, European Commission
Presentation (PDF) (9 pp, 68K)

2:30pm State of Cover Gas Use and Implementation of Alternatives

Japan's SF6 Emission Reductions Through Alternative Chemicals and Process Improvements
Tsutomu Ito, Japan Magnesium Association
Presentation (PDF) (14 pp, 348K)

Accelerated SF6 Phase-out at Meridian Magnesium Products of America
Chuck Woodburn, Meridian Technologies
Presentation (PDF) (35 pp, 616K)

3:40pm "Bundling" Small & Medium-sized Emission Reduction Projects

Experimentation for SF6 Destruction in Magnesium Industry: Uncertainty Assessment from CDM Point of View
Kishor Rajhansa, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Presentation (PDF) (9 pp, 220K)

Generation of Emission Credits in the Magnesium Sector
Chris Hunter, Climate Change Capital
Presentation (PDF) (23 pp, 372K)

4:30pm Update on Advanced Magnesium Melt Protection Technologies

Ultra Low GWP Cover Gas for Magnesium Alloy Die-casting
Minnoru Setoguchi, Central Glass
Presentation (PDF) (21 pp, 460K)

Update on Advance Magnesium Melt Protection Technologies
Roger Desaulniers, Polycontrols
Presentation (PDF) (16 pp, 920K)

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