Today, at its May meeting in Munich, the Board of the European Copper Institute elected Gonzalo Cuadra, General Manager Codelco Services Ltd, as its new chairman and, Oriol Guixà, President and CEO of La Farga, as its new vice-chairman for the next two year term. The Board of Directors thanked Italo Romano (KME Group) for his leadership and commitment as chairman since May 2014.
ECI and its network of national associations in Europe, collectively part of the Copper Alliance, continued its efforts to defend and grow markets for copper, ensure fair market access for copper products, and support the copper industry’s license to operate.
This unique report intends to provide tools for policymakers and Photovoltaic (PV) stakeholders in order to better understand the challenges and opportunities associated to the implementation of self-consumption policies for PV plants.
The Tesla Model S is the world’s most-wanted electric car, with 100.000 units already sold as of December 2015, according to Red Cloud Klondike. Its high-performance copper rotor motor delivers 300 horsepower and weighs 45.4 kg.
Today a major new coalition of businesses, cities, trade unions and NGOs, including ECI, are calling on EU leaders to act on the Paris Agreement and ensure that EU climate policies are coherent with its goals.
A newly-launched publication – High Conductivity Copper for Electrical Engineering – describes the electrical and mechanical properties of high conductivity copper, and copper alloys, intended for use in electrical applications.
New, harmonized terminology is discussed and proposed in a paper published recently in the International Journal of Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA), entitled “Mineral resources in life cycle impact assessment—defining the path forward”.
On request by the European Commission, the European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) provided its scientific opinion on dietary reference values for copper and has recently published them in the EFSA Journal.
Copper is naturally present in the aquatic environment, but can also be released to it as a consequence of industrial manufacturing, consumer use and recycling. In Europe, the risks posed by copper to the aquatic environment are managed by legislation including REACH and the Water Framework Directive.