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Steelanol Prepares for 2022 Bioethanol Production (Int'l.)
ArcelorMittal, LanzaTech
Date: 2021-10-15
Steelmaker ArcelorMittal Belgium reports construction of its €165 million Steelanol project at the company's Gent steel plant is well underway with the installation of four bioreactors. The bioreactors will use LanzaTech technology to convert industrial gases captured during the steelmaking process into sustainable ethanol.

The Steelanol plant, the first of its kind in Europe, will produce roughly 80 million lpy of sustainable ethanol that can be used as transportation fuel or as a building block for producing chemicals. The technology was developed by LanzaTech, with whom ArcelorMittal has entered a long-term partnership, together with Primetals Technologies and E4tech.

Plant commissioning and production start-up is expected in 2022. (Source: ArcelorMittal Belgium, Contact: ArcelorMittal Belgium, +32 9 347 31 11, www.belgium.arcelormittal.com; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, jennifer@lanzatech.com, www.lanzatech.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ArcelorMittal,  LanzaTech,  Ethanol,  


Steel Giant ArcelorMittal Plans 4.5 GW Indian Solar Farm (Int'l.)
ArcelorMittal
Date: 2021-09-13
Luxembourg-based global steel maker ArcelorMittal is reporting plans to invest in hydrogen gas production, wind energy and a 4.5 GW solar wind park in the Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. The solar facility would be set up by ArcelorMittal's HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd. unit. (Source: ArcelorMittal, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: www.corporate.arcelormittal.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ArcelorMittal,  Green Hydrogen,  Solar,  


ArcelorMittal Touts Cdn. Steel Decarbonization Plan (Ind. Report)
ArcelorMittal
Date: 2021-08-23
Luxembourg-based steel maker ArcelorMittal is reporting its planned move from blast furnace basic oxygen furnace steel-making to new direct reduction of iron ore (DRI) and electric arc furnace (EAF) installations at its Dofasco steel mill in Hamilton, Ontario will reduce carbon emissions by approximately 3 million tons -- roughly 60 pct of the plant's total emissions -- by 2028.

ArcelorMittal's planned investment is contingent upon $400 million in Canadian federal government support and financial support from the Government of Ontario. (Source: ArcelorMittal, Aug., 2021) Contact: ArcelorMittal, www.corporate.arcelormittal.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ArcelorMittal,  Carbon Emissions,  


Form Energy Intros Rechargeable Iron-Air Battery (New Prod. & Tech.)
Form Energy,ArcelorMittal
Date: 2021-07-30
Somerville, Mass.-based ArcelorMittal-funded long-duration battery systems developer Form Energy is touting its first commercial product -- a rechargeable iron-air battery capable of delivering electricity for 100 hours at system costs competitive with conventional power plants and at less than 1/10th the cost of lithium-ion batteries, according to the release.

Form Energy is working with ArcelorMittal on the development of iron materials for Form's battery systems. The materials will be sourced domestically and manufactured for the battery systems near where they will be sited. Form Energy's first project is with Minnesota-based utility Great River Energy. (Source: Form Energy, Website PR, July 26, 2021) Contact: Form Energy, Mateo Jaramillo, CEO, (844) 367-6462, info@formenergy.com, www.formenergy.com; ArcelorMittal, +32 9 347 31 11, www.corporate.arcelormittal.comwww.corporate.arcelormittal.com; Great River Energy, www.greatriverenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Battery,  ArcelorMittal,  Great River Energy,  


ArcelorMittal Invests in CSP Specialist Heliogen (Int'l. Report)
Heliogen,ArcelorMittal
Date: 2021-06-09
Global steelmaker ArcelorMittal is reporting a $10 million investment from its XCarb™ Innovation Fund in Los Angeles, California-based concentrated solar energy (CSP) tech company Heliogen -- fka Edisun.

Heliogen's technology harness solar energy by using a field of mirrors which will act as a multi-acre magnifying glass to concentrate and capture sunlight to subsequently be converted into heat (HelioHeat™), electricity (HelioPower™) or clean fuels (HelioFuel™), all of which have potential applications to the steel making process and support the steel industry's transition to carbon-neutrality. In addition to the $10 million investment, the two firms have also signed a MoU to evaluate the potential of Heliogen's products in several of ArcelorMittal's steel plants. (Source: ArcelorMittal, PR, 8 June, 2021) Contact: ArcelorMittal, www.corporate.arcelormittal.com; Heliogen, Bill Gross, CEO, 626.720.4530, hello@heliogen.com, www.heliogen.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Heliogen,  CSP,  Solar,  ArcelorMittal,  


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,  

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