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US Steel to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity By 20%

Steel News - Published on Fri, 15 Nov 2019

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United States Steel Corporation took another step in the execution of its strategy to become the best of both in the steel industry with the announcement of its plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity across its global footprint. The company has set a goal to reduce its global greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 20%, as measured by the rate of carbon dioxide equivalents emitted per ton of finished steel shipped, by 2030 based on 2018 baseline levels. This target will apply to US Steel’s global operations.

US Steel’s greenhouse gas emissions intensity reduction goal will be achieved through execution of multiple initiatives. These include the development of electric arc furnace steelmaking at US Steel’s Fairfield Works and at Big River Steel, the first LEED-certified steel mill in the nation, in which US Steel recently acquired a minority interest with an option to acquire the remainder over the next four years. Electric arc furnace steelmaking relies on scrap recycling to produce new steel products, capitalizing on steel’s status as the most recycled material on earth. Further carbon intensity reductions are expected to come from the company’s introduction of state-of-the-art endless rolling and casting technology and construction of a cogeneration facility at its Mon Valley Works announced in May, as well as implementation of ongoing energy efficiency measures, continued use of renewable energy sources and other process improvements.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 15 Nov 2019
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