Green steel: the road to net zero
The world is getting serious about reducing CO2 emissions. As nations globally suffer the effects of a warming atmosphere, policymakers are moving to implement strategies for net zero carbon by 2050. For some industries, the path to achieving this is relatively clear. For others—the so-called ‘hard to abate’ sectors—it is more challenging because there are few low-carbon alternatives to today ’s way of operating. One of these sectors is steelmaking, which relies on fossil fuel for process heat and as a feedstock.
Switching to low-carbon operations seems particularly challenging for steel, but there are promising options ahead. For example, renewably produced or ‘green’ hydrogen, which is increasingly being seen as the key to powering other hard-to-abate industries, looks set to eventually liberate steel from its carbon habit.
In partnership with Linde, Reuters Events’ latest whitepaper aims to review some of the most efficient ways of producing ‘green’ steel, as it discusses pathways towards carbon neutral steelmaking. The release has been made free to view for all – get your copy today – https://bit.ly/3yxOfsv
Key themes include:
- the cost conundrum – with efficient renewable energy being expensive, can steel making decarbonize while still turning a profit?
- a growing technology toolbox – explore what technologies can be used to get the steel industry to hit its net zero goals in time.
- exclusive case study – find out how Ovako cut their CO2 emissions by 55% since 2015 and discover the secret as to how they will become fully carbon neutral by the close of 2022, 28 years ahead of schedule.
There is no net zero without decarbonizing the steel industry, it is a carbon-intensive process, accounting for 7-9% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Steel is such a key material for industries such as construction and automotive, the world consumed close to 1.8 billion tonnes of crude steel even under the dampened-down demand conditions of 2020.
In partnership with Linde, Reuters Events latest whitepaper shows that even despite these persistent difficulties, achieving net zero is possible for the steel industry using today’s technology. The release has been made free to view for all – get your copy today – https://bit.ly/3yxOfsv