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Engineering Firm Contracted for Tata Steel Carbon Capture Project

19 Nov 2020 - Tata Steel has awarded a pre-front-end engineering design contract to multi-national engineering and construction firm McDermott International Ltd. for its North Sea carbon capture project. 

Nucor Enters Solar Power Agreement

16 Nov 2020 - Nucor Corp. has signed a virtual power purchase agreement for 250 megawatts’ worth of solar energy produced in Texas, the steelmaker has announced. 

Salzgitter Adds Green Steel to Product Lineup

13 Nov 2020 - Salzgitter AG has begun producing low-CO2 slabs, allowing the steelmaker to offer a green strip steel to customers. 

The Race is On For Greener Steelmaking

29 Oct 2020 - The global steel industry’s primary challenge over the next few decades is climate change, and it must rapidly develop new technological solutions, several industry leaders said during Fastmarkets AMM’s annual Steel Success Strategies conference.

ArcelorMittal Europe Launches Sales of Green Steel

15 Oct 2020 - ArcelorMittal Europe said it will have produced 30,000 metric tons of commercially viable green steel this year, a first step on its way to becoming a carbon neutral producer. 

Report: EU Drafting Carbon Tax on Steel Imports

13 Oct 2020 - The European Commission is working on a plan to impose a carbon tax on imported steel, cement and electricity, reports the Reuters news service. 

Lights On: Financing for Steel Mill Solar Farm Completed

06 Oct 2020 - Solar power developer Lightsource bp has secured US$285 million in financing for a solar farm that will supply electricity to EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel, the company has announced.

ArcelorMittal Pledges to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

02 Oct 2020 - ArcelorMittal has announced a significant environmental goal: it intends to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. 

California Researchers Win Funding for H2 Steelmaking Project

02 Oct 2020 - The University of California, Irvine, (UCI) and partners have been award US$5.7 million in funding from the U.S. Energy Department to study the integration of renewably produced hydrogen in the steelmaking process. 

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