How to Reduce CO2 Emissions
in Steel Manufacturing

Steel : one of the largest industrial emitters of CO2.

The steel industry accounts for between 4% and 7% of anthropogenic CO2 emissions globally. By 2020, the global steel production is expected to grow by 30% hence making it imperative to reduce the impact of the industry on the environment.

The estimated CO2 emission reduction potential across the industry is approximately 27 Million tonnes/year.

Here are ways in which we can reduce CO2 emissions in steel making

European Steel Association (EUROFER) is conducting intensive research for breakthrough technologies which are predicted to reduce C02 emissions from steel making by more than 50%.  This potential however relies strongly on a substitution of local raw materials with increased imports of best performance raw materials – especially ores and coal.

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