LOW-CARBON COPPER AVAILABLE IN OUR PRODUCTS
Half of the carbon emissions over its production processes, compared to the global average footprint for standard copper.
Low-carbon copper is made possible through production that has undergone a substantial transformation due to electrification and automation of various stages of the process. The Low-carbon Copper has also been made possible by a very efficient ore concentration process and a world-class green energy mix. The result is copper wire rod that has a low impact on nature and the climate.
The significantly lower CO2 emissions of the Low-carbon Copper are verified through several validation processes. The reporting protocol that was used for verification is the Greenhouse Gas Protocol – Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard. The product was also validated and reviewed against the general principles in ISO 14064-3 Standard
References & Cases
Will help charge vehicles in thousands of British homes
Elcowire starts working with Low-carbon Copper
together with Doncaster Cables, UK.
Doncaster Cables have chosen to use Low-carbon
Copper from Sweden-based company Elcowire for its cable solution EV Ultra®. The lowered CO2-emissions in the Low-carbon Copper that will be used for the charging cable, will help charge vehicles in thousands of British homes.
The introduction of Low-carbon Copper is an important step for both, contributing in a significant way towards society’s goal of zero emissions by 2050. Both companies add their expertise to this cable solution – Low-carbon Copper causes less than half of the carbon emissions over its processes from cradle to gate, compared to the global average footprint for standard copper. The collaboration between Elcowire and Doncaster Cables goes back some 40 years.
DOGGER BANK C
A breakthrough for Low-carbon Copper
The Dogger Bank C project, the third phase of the world’s largest offshore wind farm, becomes a landmark for sustainability. It introduces Low-carbon Copper solutions as the new standard for large renewable energy projects. The companies behind this – Elcowire and customer NKT – both play important roles in the process.
ACCELERATE YOUR JOURNEY
Towards a lower carbon footprint.
By implementing Low-carbon Copper in products and solutions, significant steps towards lowered carbon footprints can be taken. Elcowire offers the product to various needs, from copper ingredient in small applications to main component in high-voltage cables for large infrastructur projects.
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT LOW-CARBON COPPER
Our Low-carbon Copper and Recycled Copper has less than half of the global average CO2 emissions per kg of copper quoted by the International Copper Association (ICA).
We are offering Low-Carbon Copper & Recycled Copper to customers that value an efficient improvement supporting policies and fulfilling obligations for lowering their CO2 footprint.
The mines and smelters where our copper cathodes are produced achieve a lower CO2 footprint than the industry average due to higher efficiency and level of electrification, in combination with fossil free-energy sources.
The footprint has been calculated in accordance with the GHG Protocol Product Standard and ISO 14064-3 with support from Sphera. It has also been verified to comply with the GHG Protocol and reviewed according to the principles of ISO 14064-3 b y a third party, Intertek.
The copper cathodes that Elcowire uses in its
production comes from mines and smelters that has developed their sustainability agenda and have very low carbon footprint. These suppliers has undergone a substantial transformation due to electrification and automation of various stages in the process.
When calculating the CO2 footprint, Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions have been included. All categories in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol with a relevant impact on the final carbon footprint from cradle-to-Elcowire gate are included.
By implementing Low-carbon Copper in products and solutions, significant steps towards lowered carbon footprints can be taken. Elcowire offers the product to various needs, from copper ingredient in small applications to main component in power transmission for large infrastructure projects.
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LOWER CARBON FOOTPRINT
WE ACCELERATE YOUR SUSTAINABILITY GOALS
"We support our infrastructure customers to save energy, reduce system wear, lifecycle costs (LCC) and CO2 emissions. Rail transport can defintely be regarded as environmentally friendly."
"We offer copper quality with less than half of the global average CO2 emissions per kg of copper quoted by the International Copper Association (ICA)."
"We are now setting our sights on being able to provide our customers with products that have a zero-carbon footprint."
”As a leading copper wire supplier we set the standard for sustainable solutions within our industry through our own and joint partner developments”.
"A long term sustainability agenda is being developed to meet future emission targets.”
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If you are interested in working with us then please drop us a line, we would love to hear from you.
Elcowire Group AB
SE-251 09 Helsingborg, Sweden
Phone: +46 (0)42 195300
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