Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

The climate-friendly carbon fiber from SGL Carbon - up to 50% less CO2 emissions

04/01/2024

SGL Carbon relies on climate-friendly manufacturing processes in the production of its own carbon fibers. By using renewable energy, the carbon footprint of SGL fiber can be reduced by up to 50% compared to a conventional fiber*. The carbon fibers from SGL Carbon are therefore not only characterized by high tensile strength and high stiffness with low weight, but also by being climate friendliness.

Use of a climate-friendly energy mix at the Moses Lake site (USA)SGL carbon fiber is produced at the Lavradio (Portugal) and Moses Lake (USA) sites. SGL Carbon made a conscious decision to produce at the Moses Lake site back in the 1990s. The use of hydropower as an energy source played a decisive role in the choice of location. As a result, around 75,000 tonnes of CO2 can be saved in Moses Lake by purchasing electricity from hydropower plants compared to a fossil fuel-based electricity mix.

Installation of a biomass plant at the Lavradio site (Portugal)As part of the consistent implementation of its climate strategy, SGL Carbon will be using a CO2-neutral biomass system to generate energy from the beginning of 2024, which will make the production system, which was previously based on natural gas, more flexible and climate-friendly. At full capacity, the biomass system in Lavradio can save more than 90,000 tons of CO2.

The raw material used is wood pellets, which are sourced from within a radius of 250 kilometers. This means that SGL Carbon also attaches great importance to short transportation routes and thus to climate protection when sourcing biomass.

Resource-friendly carbon fiber production using hydropower and biomassThe climate-friendly energy supply at the site in Moses Lake (USA) combined with the new biomass plant in Lavradio (Portugal) lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 50% in the production of SGLs own carbon fibers compared to conventional fibers*. With the investment in the biomass system, SGL Carbon is consistently pursuing its climate strategy. The target is to save 50% CO2 emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by the end of 2025 compared to the base year 2019 and to be climate-neutral in Scope 1 and 2 by the end of 2038. In the period 2019 to 2022, SGL Carbon has already reduced its CO2 emissions by 17%.

* Based on statistical data from the GaBi life cycle assessment database.
LINK: https://www.sglcarbon.com/en/newsroom/news/press-report/the-climate-fr...
See more stories from sgl

More from SGL

22/03/2024

SGL Carbon achieves annual targets for 2023 and invests more in growth markets

In fiscal year 2023, SGL Carbon achieved the sales and earnings targets set at the beginning of the year despite the drop in demand from the important wind mark...

21/03/2024

Adhoc notification: SGL Carbon: CEO Dr. Torsten Derr will not extend his contract

(10:15 AM) Wiesbaden, March 21, 2024. The CEO of SGL Carbon SE, Dr. Torsten Derr...

21/03/2024

SGL Carbon CEO Dr. Torsten Derr will not extend his contract

The CEO of SGL Carbon SE, Dr. Torsten Derr, informed the Chairman of the Supervisory Board today that he will not extend his contract, which expires on May 31, ...

18/03/2024

Young professionals successfully complete vocational training at SGL's Meitingen site

Seven young professionals completed their vocational training at SGL Carbon in M...

06/03/2024

Another fundraising campaign by Meitingen apprentices in aid of the Dominikus-Ringeisen-Werk

The sale of the so-called angel curls once again proved to be a big seller at th...

28/02/2024

SGL Carbon appoints Dr. Denis Hinz as new Head of the Business Unit Carbon Fibers

As of March 1, 2024, Dr. Denis Hinz will become new Head of SGL Carbons Carbon F...

23/02/2024

Adhoc notification: SGL Carbon evaluates strategic options for the Business Unit Carbon Fibers

(06:11 PM) Wiesbaden, February 23, 2024. The Board of Management of SGL Carbon S...

23/02/2024

SGL Carbon evaluates strategic options for the Business Unit Carbon Fibers

SGL Carbon SE is currently evaluating various strategic options for the Business Unit Carbon Fibers (CF). These include a possible partial or complete divestmen...

06/02/2024

Innovation Day in Wackersdorf: SGL Carbon and partner companies present the latest developments in fiber composite technology

In cooperation with the Bavarian leading-edge cluster MAI Carbon of Composites U...

31/01/2024

SGL Carbon builds on diverse natural graphite supply chains and remains a reliable partner for its customers

The supply capability of SGL Carbon, a leading international supplier of carbon-...

18/01/2024

Technology partnership with E-Works Mobility - SGL Carbon supplies battery case made of glass fiber reinforced plastic

The Munich-based company E-Works Mobility, which specializes in the development ...

04/01/2024

The climate-friendly carbon fiber from SGL Carbon - up to 50% less CO2 emissions

SGL Carbon relies on climate-friendly manufacturing processes in the production of its own carbon fibers. By using renewable energy, the carbon footprint of SGL...

22/11/2023

Janine Kretzschmar honored as top apprentice with Gnter Schwank Prize

This years prestigious G nter Schwank Prize goes to our former apprentice Janine Kretzschmar. She completed her training at the Meitingen site as a process mech...

20/11/2023

Second place at the AVK Innovation Award 2023 in the Products and Applications category

SGL Carbon took second place in the Products and Applications category at the AV...

02/11/2023

SGL Carbon's business performance after nine months confirms the announced stabilization and investment year

Due to the better-than-expected sales and earnings development of the business u...

25/10/2023

Ceremonial laying of the foundation stone at Brembo SGL Carbon Ceramic Brakes (BSCCB) at the SGL Carbon site in Meitingen

The expansion of production capacities is a significant milestone for the Brembo...

12/09/2023

Joint venture Brembo SGL Carbon Ceramic Brakes (BSCCB) to expand production capacity in Germany and Italy

SGL Carbon and Brembo agreed to expand production capacities for the joint ventu...

07/09/2023

SGL Carbon trains its own junior staff: 32 new apprentices start at Meitingen, Bonn and Willich sites

SGL Carbon continues to focus on training its own junior staff and welcomes 32 n...

05/09/2023

Safety Day 2023 at SGL Carbon: A day dedicated to safety

As the health of employees is a top priority at SGL Carbon, the second global Safety Day was held at all sites at the end of August. To raise awareness of safet...

10/08/2023

Successful completion of training at SGL's Meitingen site

With an overall grade point average of 2.0, ten apprentices completed their vocational training at SGL Carbon in Meitingen this summer. The young skilled worker...

03/08/2023

SGL Carbon with solid business performance at Group level. Confirmation of the full-year guidance for 2023.

Despite the increasingly difficult economic environment, SGL Carbon was able to ...

27/07/2023

Two new logistics halls at the SGL sites in Innkreis, Austria

On July 21, 2023, a 500 m logistics hall was inaugurated at SGL Carbons Austrian site in Ort im Innkreis, including an adjoining hall of approximately 150 m f...

24/07/2023

Adhoc notification: Balance sheet impairment in the Carbon Fibers Business Unit. SGL Carbon SE confirms full-year guidance 2023

(04:40 PM) Wiesbaden, July 24, 2023. According to preliminary figures for H1 202...

10/07/2023

Successful completion of the refinancing of SGL Carbon

Just two years ago, SGL Carbons net debt amounted to 287 million with a leverage of 3.1. Today, SGL Carbon reports that it has successfully completed its refin...

07/07/2023

Andreas Klein to become new Head of Business Unit Graphite Solutions

Effective October 1, 2023, Andreas Klein will become Head of SGLs largest Business Unit Graphite Solutions, succeeding Burkhard Straube. Mr. Klein holds a degr...

06/07/2023

Great interest in training at SGL Carbon in Meitingen

To mark the 75th anniversary of apprenticeships at the Meitingen site, the first Apprenticeship Day was held on July 4. With around 170 visitors to the SGL Carb...

21/06/2023

Adhoc notification: SGL Carbon SE to issue approx. 120 million convertible bonds due 2028

(07:38 AM) Wiesbaden, June 21 2023. The Management Board of SGL Carbon SE (the I...

21/06/2023

SGL Carbon SE - successful placement of 118.7 million convertible bonds due 2028

Wiesbaden, June 21 2023. SGL Carbon SE (the Issuer or SGL Carbon) today successfully completed the placement of unsubordinated, unsecured convertible bonds du...

09/05/2023

Annual General Meeting approves all items on the agenda

The shareholders of SGL Carbon SE approved all agenda items at the Annual General Meeting on May 9, 2023. The Annual General Meeting, which was held virtually, ...

05/05/2023

SGL Carbon with solid business development in Q1 2023

SGL Carbon generated Group sales of 283.7 million in Q1 2023 (Q1 2022: 270.9 million). This corresponds to an increase of 12.8 million or 4.7% compared to th...

04/05/2023

Girls' and Boys'Day at the SGL sites in Bonn and Meitingen

On the occasion of Girls and BoysDay in Germany on April 27, 2023, we opened our doors in Bonn and Meitingen to interested children and young people who wanted ...

03/05/2023

Alexander Miehling as new site manager of Meitingen

Effective May 01, 2023, Alexander Miehling has succeeded R diger Krieger as site manager of SGL Carbon in Meitingen, as well as taking over the management of SG...

28/04/2023

SGL Carbon consolidates site network

As part of the realignment of SGL Carbon, clear profitability criteria were defined for all four Business Units and strategic options were developed. The path o...

19/04/2023

Successful completion of training at SGL sites in Bonn and Meitingen

Our apprentices at the Bonn and Meitingen sites achieved excellent exam results. A total of 17 apprentices from this years graduating class completed their voca...

29/03/2023

SGL Carbon expands material portfolio with new carbon fiber for high-strength pressure vessels

SGL Carbon will present a new 50k carbon fiber at JEC World 2023. The new SIGRAF...

28/03/2023

SGL Carbon to Supply Key Graphite Components for Wolfspeed Silicon Carbide Production Facilities

Based on their established and long-lasting business relationship SGL Carbon and...

23/03/2023

SGL Carbon reports best operating result in more than ten years - transformation successfully completed

SGL Carbon demonstrated the resilience of its business model in a challenging ma...

20/03/2023

Best apprentice in Germany at SGL's Meitingen site

For many years, SGL Carbon has been providing vocational training in a wide range of occupations, whether at our sites in Bonn, Meitingen, Willich, Innkreis, or...

08/03/2023

SGL Carbon welcomes trade minister in Muir of Ord as recruitment drive continues

On 06 March 2023, SGL Carbon's fiber production plant in Muir of Ord has welcomed Trade Minister Ivan McKee as he tours the Highlands meeting businesses mak...

17/02/2023

SGL Carbon sold its business activities at the Gardena site (USA)

As part of the realignment of SGL Carbon, strategic options were developed for all Business Units. In this context, the site network of the Business Unit Compos...

15/02/2023

SGL apprentices support the sheltered workshop Dominikus-Ringeisen-Werk

Last December, apprentices at SGL Carbon in Meitingen again had a small sales booth at the Christmas market. The proceeds have now been donated to the Dominikus...

14/02/2023

Dr. h.c. Susanne Klatten resigns as Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of SGL Carbon SE at the end of the next Annual General Meeting

Dr. h.c. Susanne Klatten informed the Board of Management of SGL Carbon SE to re...

10/02/2023

Spotlight on dual training: US experts at SGL Carbon in Meitingen

On February 10, 2023, SGL Carbon welcomed a US delegation in Meitingen to learn about the dual training program in Germany. The delegation, a total of 19 manufa...

06/02/2023

SGL Carbon: Moody's rating upgrade

SGL Carbon SEs corporate family rating was raised from B3 to B2 by the renowned rating agency Moodys Investors Services . The rating of the guaranteed senior s...

18/11/2022

Stumbling block in memory of forced labor laid in Meitingen

At the former Siemens-Plania in Meitingen, a predecessor company of todays SGL Carbon, a total of more than 200 foreign prisoners of war and civilian workers we...

03/11/2022

SGL Carbon successfully overcomes current challenges

After 270.9 million in Q1 2022 and 278.9 million in Q2, SGL Carbon increased its consolidated sales to 304.1 million in Q3 2022. After nine months, this corr...

27/09/2022

10 years of the Ort im Innkreis site - SGL Carbon's Austrian plant celebrates anniversary

With around 170 employees, fiber composite components for the automotive industr...

15/09/2022

Disclosure of material transactions with related parties in accordance with section 111c German Stock Corporation Act (Aktiengesetz)

SGL CARBON SE Wiesbaden - ISIN DE00723501 - Disclosure of material transactio...