ECOBA members consider coal combustion products (CCPs), that are combustion residues and desulphurisation products generated in coal-fired power plants, to be valuable raw and construction materials which 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.
The mission of ECOBA is
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;
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;
to establish and/or develop necessary legal/regulatory measures for recognition, acceptance and promotion of the use of all by-products of coal-fired power stations as valuable recoverable resources;
to participate in international activities, including co-operation within the framework of the European organisations, and
to ensure the exchange of information and documentation among the various national and international bodies.
In order to accomplish these aims, ECOBA maintains and develops close links with all parties interested in the earth's resources - from governments to end users and in construction.