Green Graphite Electrodes

We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint by recovering used and damaged electrodes and reconditioning them into green graphite electrodes. This energy-efficient production process not only dramatically reduces the amount of energy required to create high quality electrodes but also stops thousands of tonnes of graphite being sent to landfill sites.

As one of the few companies in this sector operating within Europe, we have years of experience in the recovery and reconditioning of broken or used graphite electrodes. Our MD was running an electrode reconditioning facility in the 1980s and consequently, we have a wealth of experience and contacts within the industry.

By recovering electrodes or using electrodes we have reconditioned, you save on the expense of purchasing new electrodes and help the environment by being involved in a recycling activity recovering an item that is highly energy intensive in its original manufacture.

The manufacturing process for a tonne of new graphite electrode emits 12 metric tonnes of greenhouse gases. This is equal to:

29,826

Miles driven by an average passenger vehicle

1,532,896

Number of smartphones charged

13,244

Pounds of coal burned

Why use Green Graphite Electrodes

Graphite manufacturing is highly energy intensive. Manufacturing one tonne of graphite requires 17MWhr of energy. This is equivalent to two households annual energy usage or 1.5 million charges of your mobile phone. Our reconditioning process uses less than 1% of the energy required to manufacture new electrodes. Not only does this process emit 99% less carbon emissions but it also stops damaged and used electrodes from being sent to landfill sites.

By recovering electrodes or using electrodes we have reconditioned, you save on the expense of purchasing new electrodes and help the environment by being involved in a recycling activity recovering an item that is highly energy intensive in its original manufacture.

The sudden rise in the price of graphite has led to the formation of many companies without the background knowledge and experience we have gained over the years, but luckily, our reconditioning process takes place within the controls and checks as laid out in our ISO 9001:2015 Quality System and significantly enhances the reliability of our product.

Benefits of using Green Graphite Electrodes

99% less carbon emissions

The carbon emitted in the reconditioning process is less than 1% of that emitted in the manufacturing of a new graphite electrode.

Zero waste

We are proud to be a zero-waste manufacturer. Every scrap of graphite is either processed or repurposed.

1 tonne = 1 tree

We pledge to plant one tree at local schools and wildlife conservation areas for every tonne of green graphite exchanged.

More cost-effective

By recovering electrodes or using electrodes we have reconditioned, you save on the expense of purchasing new electrodes.

Coidan Green Scheme

We will exchange 6 tonnes of used or damaged UHP graphite electrodes for 1 tonne of green graphite electrodes.

Quality guaranteed

This reconditioning process takes place within the controls and checks as laid out in our ISO 9001:2015 Quality System so you can rest assured our green graphite electrodes are as reliable as a new one.

Want to know how we can support your change to a greener future?

Our Process for Producing Green Graphite Electrodes

Step One

Stage One

Send us your Used Graphite Electrodes and UHP lump scrap

Step Two

Stage Two

On receipt of your Bill of Lading copy we will IMMEDIATELY ship you 1 tonne of Green Electrodes for every 6 tonnes you've loaded

Step Three

Stage Three

We will inspect your scrap and produce a Certificate of Recycling* *Your Certificate of Recycling will confirm how many tonnes you have recycled

Step Four

Stage Four

Our experienced engineers process your scrap graphite in our factory

Step Five

Stage Five

We send the recycled graphite to a variety of carbon conscious businesses in various locations in the UK and overseas

Step Six

Stage Six

And for every tonne of Green Electrodes we ship we plant a tree in a local school or wildlife conservation area

Carbon Footprint Calculator

At Coidan Graphite, we’re committed to reducing our environmental footprint by recovering used and damaged electrodes and reconditioning them into green graphite electrodes. Our carbon footprint calculator explains exactly what is used to create green graphite electrodes in comparison to what is used to manufacture new graphite electrodes.

See the dramatic difference and find out how much energy you could save with the Coidan Carbon Footprint Calculator.

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Our Vision

Our vision has remained the same throughout the years: to build an innovative, global graphite manufacturing company that offers our customers a full range of top quality carbon and graphite-based services. Moving together towards excellence, we aim to build our future, setting Coidan Graphite's standards as the benchmark for the niche carbon and graphite market we occupy.

Get in contact with one our our specialist team today to discuss help with converting to a greener future



or call our team on 01423 330 492