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ArcelorMittal Mills Seek New Sustainability Credential

27 Nov 2019 - All of ArcelorMittal’s European flat-rolled facilities will begin working to obtain a new sustainability certification developed by ArcelorMittal and others, the company has announced. 

ArcelorMittal to Re-Enter Talks on Ilva

25 Nov 2019 - ArcelorMittal has agreed to attempt to negotiate a solution for Ilva, one of Europe’s largest steel producers and Italy’s largest steel plant, according to reports.

SSAB to Begin Process Route Shift 

14 Nov 2019 - SSAB plans to replace two of its Swedish blast furnaces with an electric arc furnace and intends to be the first to bring a fossil-fuel-free steel to the market, company officials announced during the annual Swedish Steel Prize event this week in Stockholm.

thyssenkrupp Testing Hydrogen Injection in Blast Furnaces

14 Nov 2019 - Looking to significantly reduce its carbon dioxide emissions, German steel producer thyssenkrupp has launched what it says is a series of first-of-a-kind tests into the use of hydrogen in a blast furnace.

U. S. Steel Targets Cut in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

13 Nov 2019 - United States Steel Corporation is committing itself to reducing its carbon dioxide emissions by 20% over the next decade, the company announced Wednesday.  

World’s Largest Green Hydrogen Pilot Facility Launched in Austria

13 Nov 2019 - voestalpine has started up its pilot-scale electrolysis plant and is producing hydrogen derived from renewable sources of electricity.  According to voestalpine, the new plant has a capacity of over 6 MW. It uses renewable energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen and will be able to test whether the technology deployed is suitable for use on an industrial scale. 

ArcelorMittal to Withdraw from Ilva Acquisition

06 Nov 2019 - ArcelorMittal has given notice that it will  hand back the keys to Italian steelmaker Ilva after Italy’s parliament rescinded its legal protections from environmental prosecutions. 

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