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Carbon Capture Trial Underway at Belgian Mill 

23 May 2024 - ArcelorMittal’s Gent facility in Belgium has started up a pilot-scale carbon capture unit that will pull CO2 from blast furnace offgas. 

Outokumpu Receives ResponsibleSteel Certification for European Facilities

23 May 2024 - The steelmaker announced this week it has received global ResponsibleSteel certificates for all seven of its facilities in Finland, Sweden and Germany.

voestalpine Announces Joint Project to Expand Use of Low-Grade Scrap  

16 May 2024 - Austrian steelmaker voestalpine is launching a project with Mercedes-Benz and TSR Recycling to process post-consumer scrap in a way that allows it to be used to make premium automotive steel. 

Break in GASSA Negotiations Won’t Hurt, But it Might Not Help, Trade Groups Say

07 May 2024 - A timeout on negotiations over the proposed U.S.-EU carbon club for steel and aluminum ultimately could help bring an agreement into being, although it remains to be seen whether one comes about, according to the leaders of the two major U.S. steel trade associations. 

Stainless Producer Looks to Install H2 Production Facility 

05 May 2024 - Stainless long steel producer Ugitech has signed a memorandum of understanding with green hydrogen provider Lhyfe to develop a hydrogen production unit at the steelmaker’s Ugine facility in France. 

SSAB Greenlights Plan to Build EAF Mill 

11 Apr 2024 - SSAB’s board of directors have given the go-ahead on construction of a EUR4.5 billion EAF mini-mill in Luleå, Sweden. 

Report: Europe So Far Has Committed EUR10 Billion to Steel Decarbonization Projects 

10 Apr 2024 - European countries are throwing significant financial support to steel decarbonization projects, announcing EUR10.5 billion in grants between January 2023 and March 2024, according to Ukrainian think tank and consultancy GMK Center. 

Salzgitter Eyes 2026 Start of New Scrap Shredding Plant

04 Apr 2024 -   Salzgitter has commissioned construction of an EUR30 million scrap shredding plant at its Salzgitter work in Germany, the company has said.

U. S. Steel Signs Agreement for Carbon Sequestration Plant 

03 Apr 2024 - United States Steel Corporation has signed an agreement with carbon capture specialist CarbonFree to build a sequestration plant at Gary Works. 

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