ECOBA - European Coal Combustion Products Association
European Coal Combustion Products Association (ECOBA) was founded in 1990 by European energy producers to ensure full beneficial and high-grade utilisation of all Coal Combustion Products (CCPs). For this, ECOBA is active in the development of European standards and is represented on a number of CEN committees. The objectives of the Association are:
a) to encourage the development of the technology for the use of all by-products from coal-fired power stations, both on the industrial and the environmental level, with regard to relevant industrial and environmental demands;
b) to promote the mutual interests of its members, internationally and particularly within the framework of the European organisations, which are of scientific, technical, ecological and legal nature;
c) to establish and/or develop necessary legal and regulatory measures for recognition, acceptance and promotion of the use of all by-products of coal-fired power stations as valuable recoverable resources;
d) to participate in international activities, including co-operation within the framework of the European organisations, and
e) to ensure the exchange of information and documentation among the various national and international bodies.
ECOBA members consider coal ashes and desulphurization products generated in coal-fired power plants to be valuable raw and construction materials that can be utilized in various environmentally compatible ways. It is the task of ECOBA to propagate this message especially amongst legislative and standardising institutions and to communicate the economic and ecological benefits of CCP utilisation.