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Steel Makers Moving from Coal to Hydrogen to Cut Emissions (Int'l.)
POSCO
Date: 2021-01-22
Korea is facing a similar situation. In Korea, steel makers POSCO (81.48 million tpy) and Hyundai Steel (22.24 million tpy) -- the country's largest CO2 emitters -- are reported to be investigating the use of hydrogen to replace coal in the steel making process.

According to the Korea lron & Steel Association, making one ton of steel. Steel companies account for 25 pct of global industrial carbon dioxide emissions.

In Dec, 2020, POSCO announced that it will achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 by drastically reducing carbon emissions through a hydrogen reduction steelmaking method. Steel makers ArcelorMittal and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are also planning to adopt a hydrogen reduction steelmaking method. China, the world's largest steel producer, is avoiding the hydrogen reduction steelmaking method, according to the release. (Source: Korea lron & Steel Association, POSCO, PR, Business Korea, 18 Jan., 2021) Contact: Korea lron & Steel Association, www.kosa.or.kr

More Low-Carbon Energy News POSCO,  CO2 Emissions,  


Notable Quotes on Carbon Emissions from ArcelorMittal
ArcelorMittal
Date: 2020-03-16
"The EU's commitment to reduce its carbon emissions to net-zero should be applauded and we hope that decision makers across Europe will back the proposals as they really could hold the key to unlocking solutions that could put a stop to carbon emissions. The climate challenge is unprecedented, and bold action is needed." -- Geert Van Poelvoorde, CEO, ArcelorMittal Europe

As previously reported, ArcelorMittal plans to slash emissions by 30 pct from 2018 levels on flat steel products at its European operations by 2030. The steel giant also plans to publish a target for all of its operations by the middle of this year. (Source: ArcelorMittal, Mar., 2020) Contact: ArcelorMittal, Alan Knight, Corporate Responsibility GM, +32 9 347 31 11, www.corporate.arcelormittal.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ArcelorMittal,  Carbon Emissions,  


Creating a Low Carbon World, the Case for a Carbon Border Adjustment -- Steel Maker's Manifesto (Report Attached)
ArcelorMittal
Date: 2020-03-13
Further to our 13 Dec., 20190 coverage, Belgium-based steel maker ArcelorMittal is calling for member states and Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to support the introduction of a carbon border adjustment (CBA) as part of the European Commission's €1 trillion Green Deal aimed at making the 28-member trading bloc carbon neutral by 2050.

In a manifesto -- Creating a Low Carbon World, the Case for a Carbon Border Adjustment -- ArcelorMittal notes CBA should be one of the first Green Deal measures adopted by the new European Commission, as it will help to create the market conditions and protections needed for companies to make investments and transition to carbon neutrality without disruption.

Download ArcelorMittal's Climate Action in Europe manifesto HERE. (Source: ArcelorMittal, Mar., 2020) Contact: ArcelorMittal, Alan Knight, Corporate Responsibility GM, +32 9 347 31 11, www.corporate.arcelormittal.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ArcelorMittal,  Carbon Emissions,  


Fortistar Welcomes SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust as Primary Energy Co-Investor (Ind. Report, M&A)
Primary Energy,Fortistar,ArcelorMittal
Date: 2020-01-13
White Plains, New York-based Fortistar and its partners are reporting an agreement to sell 50 pct of the shares of Primary Energy to SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust (SEEIT).

Primary Energy Recycling has a 298 MW portfolio of waste heat-to-power (WHP) and combined heat and power (CHP) plants located at two of the most efficient steel mills in North America belonging to ArcelorMittal S.A. and United States Steel Corporation, selling discounted electrical and thermal energy to the mills under long-term stable contractual arrangements.

The transaction is expected to close in Q1 2020 with Fortistar continuing to manage the company.

Fortistar's portfolio of associated companies includes Generational Power, TruStar Energy, Primary Energy Recycling, Fortistar Methane Group, Fortistar Biomass Group, Carbonfree Chemicals, Golden Renewable Energy and ClockIN.

SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust plc is the first London Stock Exchange-listed company of its kind to invest exclusively in the energy efficiency sector. (Source: Fortistar, PR, Jan., 2020) Contact: SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust plc, www.sdcleeit.com; Primary Energy, Mo Klefeker, CEO, 630-371-0505, www.primaryenergy.com Forttistar, Mark Comora, CEO, (914) 421-4937, MComora@fortistar.com, www.fortistar.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Primary Energy,  ArcelorMittal,  Fortistar,  Energy Efficiency,  


ArcelorMittal Aims for 30 pct Emissions Cut by 2030 (Ind. Report)
ArcelorMittal
Date: 2019-12-13
Belgium-based steel maker ArcelorMittal has announced it plans to slash emissions by 30 pct from 2018 levels on flat steel products at its European operations by 2030. The steel giant also plans to publish a target for all of its operations by the middle of 2020. (Source: ArcelorMittal, Dec., 2019)Contact: ArcelorMittal, Alan Knight, Corporate Responsibility GM, +32 9 347 31 11, www.corporate.arcelormittal.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ArcelorMittal,  Carbon Emissions,  


Ervia, Equinor to Evaluate Irish CCS Potential Benefits (Int'l)
Ervia,Equinor
Date: 2019-11-27
On the Emerald Isle, Dublin-based utility company Ervia is reporting a MoU with Stavanger, Norway-based Equinor ASA under which the two firms will assess the potential for Ireland to benefit from Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

Under the MoU, Ervia will work with Equinor, a world leader in CCS technology, and the Norwegian Government's wider Northern Lights project, which aims to drive CCS development across Europe. If successful, the project would see carbon emissions from Ireland's electricity production and large industry captured and sequestered in Norway's geological reserves in the North Sea. Northern Lights project partners include ArcelorMittal, Air Liquide, Shell, Total, Equinor and others. (Source: Ervia, Chemical Engineering, 25 Nov., 2019) Contact: Ervia, Cathal Marley, Interim CEO , www.ervia.ie; Equinor ASA, www.equinor.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ervia,  CCS,  Equinor,  


Air Liquide, ArcelorMittal Tout Carbon Capture Project (Int'l.)
Air Liquide,ArcelorMittal
Date: 2019-10-18
Paris-headquartered Air Liquide reports it is partnering with steel maker ArcelorMittal and its partner LanzaTech in the first industrial scale demonstration plant to capture CO2 from the steelmaking process and recycle it into advanced bioethanol.

Air Liquide Engineering & Construction will provide a technology solution that purifies blast furnace offgas which will be injected into a bioreactor to produce bioethanol.

The project, which is supported by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, will be constructed ArcelorMittal's steel plant in Ghent, Belgium and is slated to become operational at the end of 2020 when it will produce 80 million lpy bioethanol. (Source: Air Liquide, PR, 17 Oct., 2019) Contact: Air Liquide, Corporate Communications, +33 (0)1 40 62 58 49, media@airliquide.com, www.airliquide.com; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, jennifer@lanzatech.com, www.lanzatech.com; ArcelorMittal, Alan Knight, Corporate Responsibility GM, +32 9 347 31 11, www.corporate.arcelormittal.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Air Liquide,  LanzaTech,  ArcelorMittal,  Bioethanol,  LanzaTech,  


Norwegian CCS Project Announces Major Participants (Int'l. Report)
Equinor,Gassnova
Date: 2019-09-09
In Oslo, Norway's Equinor is reporting steel maker ArcelorMittal, Heidelberg Cement, the Swedish refiner Preem, and the Finish energy firm Fortum Oyi are among the firms signing Memorandums of Agreement (MoU) on joining the Norwegian government's Northern Lights underground carbon dioxide (CO2) storage project offshore Norway. The CCS project is led by Equinor in partnership with Shell and the French energy giant Total.

Industry's commitment is considered crucial for the Norwegian government's investment in the project, which aims at capturing and storing up to 5 million tonnes of CO2 from various industrial sites onshore. The project is expected to cost between $802 million and $1.4 billion to establish a full CCS chain. To date, Norway has spent roughly $92 million on the project which could start operations in 2023 or 2024, according to a Gassnova, a governmental agency in charge of CCS development, report.(Source: Equinor, Gassnova, Reuters, 5 Sept., 2019) Contact: Equinor, Eldar Saetre , CEO, www.equinor.com/en; HeidelbergCement, Dr Bernd Scheifele, CEO, Jan Theulen, Director Alternative Resources, www.heidelbergcement.com; Fortum Oyi, www3.fortum.com; PREEM, Petter Holland, CEO, Pres., +46 (0) 10 459 1000, www.preem.se/en/in-english

More Low-Carbon Energy News GassnovaCCS,  Equinor,  ArcelorMittal,  Heidelberg Cement,  Preem,  Fortum,  


ArcelorMittal Lauded for Carbon Innovations (Int'l Report)
ArcelorMittal
Date: 2019-08-02
Belgium-based iron ore, metallurgical coal and steel maker ArcelorMittal reports Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has ranked ArcelorMittal first in low-carbon innovations, transition opportunities, data transparency, renewable energy use, and board and executive climate management. The steel and mining company, which ranked fifth in the CDP's 2016 report, was rated second overall in the latest report.

The new CDP report is based on detailed analysis across a range of carbon and transitional indicators that could have a significant impact on company performance.

ArcelorMittal recently announced its ambition to cut CO2 emissions globally and be carbon-neutral in Europe by 2050. The company is currently aiming for an 8 pct carbon footprint reduction by 2020. (Source: ArcelorMittal, Noria News, Reliable Plant, July, 2019) Contact: ArcelorMittal, Alan Knight, Corporate Responsibility GM, +32 9 347 31 11, www.corporate.arcelormittal.com; CDP, Lance Pierce, Pres. North America, (212) 378 2086, info.northamerica@cdp.net, www.cdp.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News ArcelorMittal,  Carbon Footprint,  CDP,  Climate Change,  Carbon Emissions,  


Steel Giant Calls for Green Border to Address Climate Change (Int'l)
ArcelorMittal
Date: 2018-12-12
Belgium-based iron ore, metallurgical coal and steel producer ArcelorMittal is calling for Europe to introduce a green border adjustment whereby steel imported into Europe has the same standards applied on CO2 as European-produced steel under the Emissions Trading System (ETS) regime. The adjustment would mandate any shortfall in CO2 emissions be compensated by the importer thus incentivising effective reduction in carbon emissions, ArcelorMittal maintains.

ArcelorMittal notes it is investigating new technologies such as carbon capture, storage and use; using renewable carbon such as renewable biomass; and replacing carbon with renewable sources of power. The company also notes that investment from both public and private sources for the demonstration, scale-up and commercialization of these breakthrough technologies will be required, as was the case in the European energy sector which on average has received government support equivalent to an annual subsidy of over €50/t of CO2 emissions avoided. (Source: ArcelorMittal S.A., PR, 11 Dec., 2018) Contact: ArcelorMittal, David Clarke, VP Strategy, Paul Weigh, +32 9 347 31 11, paul.weigh@arcelormittal.com, www.corporate.arcelormittal.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ArcelorMittal,  Carbon Emissions,  Climate Change,  


Kazakhstan, China Ink Coal Methane Cooperation Agreement (Int'l)
Methane
Date: 2018-08-29
Futher to our July 16th coverage, in Astana, Kazakhstan, Satbayev Kazakh National Research and Technical University and the ArcelorMittal Temirtau are reporting a trilateral cooperation agreement aiming to increase the production of coal methane in Kazakhstan.

Under the agreement, the two parties will conduct joint research in the exploration and production of coal methane, the implementation of investment projects in processing and liquefying natural gas (LNG), gas compression, training of professional staff, undergraduates and doctoral students.

Coal Technology & Engineering Group is a national Chinese corporation that holds a leading position in the Chinese coal industry. The corporation's aggregate revenue for 2017 amounted to more than $6 billion. According to the CCTEG data, the production of coal methane in China has now reached about 17 billion cubic mpy. (Source: Satbayev Kazakh National Research and Technical University, Astana Times, 28 Aug., 2018) Contact: Satbayev Kazakh National Research and Technical University, Chingiz Cherniyazdanov, Managing Director, +7 727 257 7116, kaznitu.kz/en; ArcelorMittal Temirtau, http://corporate.arcelormittal.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane,  Coalbed Methane,  


STEELNOL Touts Steelmaking Waste Gases Ethanol Tech. (Ind. Report)
LanzaTech,STEELNOL
Date: 2018-08-13
The EU Community Research & Development Information Service (CORDIS) is reporting an innovative process developed in the EU-funded STEELANOL -- production of sustainable, advanced bio-ethANOL through an innovative gas-fermentation process using exhaust gases emitted in the STEEL industry -- project has demonstrated a new, greener use for steel waste gases. Coordinated by steel and mining company ArcelorMittal Belgium, the project has shown that these gases can be recycled and fermented to produce bioethanol transportation fuel and other valuable products including aviation fuels.

STEELANOL is demonstrating the environmental benefits entailed in recycling waste streams, and reducing steelmaking emissions at source and producing fuel that isn't made from oil keeps fossil fuels in the ground. STEELNOL's technology was developed by project partner and carbon recycling company LanzaTech. In a pioneering gas fermentation process, anaerobic bacteria feed on the CO in steel waste gases to produce bioethanol. This process has no impact on water, food, land use or biodiversity.

When fully operational in 2020, the Ghent facilities are expected to produce around 80 million lpy of bioethanol with a greenhouse gas impact greenhouse gas impact that is expected to be more than 65 pct lower than that of oil-derived fuels. (Source: CORDIS ( EU Community Research & Development Information Service) , Aug., 2018) Contact: STEELANOL, John Kennedylaan, + 32 (0) 9 347 31 11 , info@steelanol.eu, www.steelanol.eu/en; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, jennifer@lanzatech.com, www.lanzatech.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News LanzaTech,  B)2,  Aviation Biofuel,  Jet Fuel,  Bioethanol,  Ethanol,  


Mich. Energy Excellence Award Finalists Announced (Ind. Report)
Verso Paper
Date: 2018-07-25
Verso Paper Co. in Escanaba reports it is one of 21 businesses, organizations and individuals selected as finalists for the 2018 Governor's Energy Excellence Awards. The awards recognize people and organizations in Michigan that have taken meaningful actions to improve energy efficiency.

Nominations were made in eight different categories that underline the diversity of Michigan's most cutting edge energy efficiency projects. Verso is a finalist in the Best Projects Industrial/Manufacturing category, along with ArcelorMittal of Detroit. Award winners will be announced in September. (Source: Verso Paper Co., Daily News, 23 July, 2018) Contact: Verso Paper Co., www.versoco.com; Mich. Governor's Energy Excellence Award, www.mienergyexcellence.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  


Kazakhstan JV Set to Launch Coalbed Methane Production (Int'l)
ArcelorMittal Temirtau
Date: 2018-07-16
In Kazakhstan, Kanysh Satbayev Kazakh National Technical University and ArcelorMittal Temirtau are reporting a soon to be launched joint venture to explore, produce and process coalbed methane in the Karaganda coal basin.

The project will start with coalbed methane geological prospecting in coal seams on contractual territories with subsequent methane extraction. The project is being supported by the state with tax breaks and other concessions.

Coalbed methane is an important source of energy in countries such as Australia, Canada, China, and the U.S. where World coalbed methane production is currently 58 billion cubic metres per year.

ArcelorMittal Temirtau, part of ArcelorMittal Group, is Kazakhstan's largest mining and metallurgical enterprise with a steel plant in Temirtau, eight coal mines in the Karaganda region and four iron ore mines. (Source: ArcelorMittal , Astana Times, 15 July, 2018) Contact: ArcelorMittal Temirtau, http://corporate.arcelormittal.com/sustainability/reporting-hub/country-reports/kazakhstan; Kanysh Satbayev Kazakh National Technical University, www.kaznitu.kz/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane,  Coalbed Methane,  


ArcelorMittal Cleveland Steel Mill DOE 50001 Ready (Ind. Report)
ArcelorMittal
Date: 2018-06-25
ArcelorMittal USA, a US Department of Energy (DOE) Better Plants partner, attained the US DOE's 50001 Ready designation for the energy management system at its large steel mill in Cleveland, Ohio. This achievement is helping the plant meet long-term corporate energy goals established in partnership with the Better Plants program and sustain its energy savings over time.

The DOE 50001 Ready program is a self-guided approach for facilities to establish an energy management system and self-attest to the structure of ISO 50001, a voluntary global standard for energy management systems in industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities. The program does not require external audits or certifications. ArcelorMittal USA was the first steel company to join DOE's Better Plants program with 17 of its US plants.

ArcelorMittal USA produces 3.8 million tpy of steel. (Source: ArcelorMittal USA, Green Car Congress, 23 June, 2018) Contact: DOE 50001 Ready, https://betterbuildingsinitiative.energy.gov/50001Ready; ArcelorMittal USA, usa.arcelormittal.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ArcelorMittal,  Energy Efficiency,  DOE 50001 Program,  


ArcelorMittal Invests €150 Mn in Emissions-to-Fuel Tech. (Int'l)
ArcelorMittal,LanzaTech
Date: 2018-06-13
The Belgium-based steel giant ArcelorMittal reports construction of €150 million of new equipment to transform furnace CO2 emissions into bioethanol is underway at its plant in Ghent, Belgium. This project is in collaboration with LanzaTech and is first of its type in Europe.

LanzaTech technology uses microbes that absorb carbon monoxide to produce bioethanol which can be used as transportation fuel or in the production of plastic. The system, which produce 80 million lpy of bioethanol annually, is expected to go into production in May, 2020. (Source: ArcelorMittal, 12 June, 2018) Contact: ArcelorMittal, Paul Weigh, +32 9 347 31 11, paul.weigh@arcelormittal.com, www.arcelormittal.com; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, jennifer@lanzatech.com, www.lanzatech.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ArcelorMittal,  COs,  Carbon Emissions,  Climate Change,  LanzaTech,  

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