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Nippon Steel Plans for Carbon-Neutral Steel in 2024

11 May 2022 - The company announced Tuesday its plans to supply carbon-neutral steel starting in fiscal year 2024, according to the Reuters news service.

ArcelorMittal Contrecoeur Tests Green Hydrogen to Produce DRI

03 May 2022 - ArcelorMittal announced that it has successfully tested a partial replacement of natural gas with green hydrogen in the production of direct reduced iron (DRI) at its steel plant in Contrecoeur, Que., Canada, according to Bloomberg.

voestalpine Researching Hydrogen Plasma for Green Steel Production

28 Apr 2022 - The company announced yesterday that it is researching the use of hydrogen plasma for the carbon-free manufacture of crude steel in a single step at a pilot facility in Donawitz, Austria.

To Create Cheaper Green Power, Researchers Turn to Iron

27 Apr 2022 - A team of researchers led by Imperial College London have developed a breakthrough, low-cost hydrogen fuel cell that replaces costly platinum components with iron.

Vale, Nippon Steel Sign MoU to Develop Steelmaking Decarbonization Solutions

26 Apr 2022 - Vale announced today it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nippon Steel to explore ironmaking solutions focused on carbon-neutral steelmaking.

Nucor and University of Kentucky Awarded DOE Grant for Carbon Capture Pilot Study

22 Apr 2022 - The steelmaker announced Friday that it has received a U.S. Department of Energy grant in partnership with the University of Kentucky to install and pilot a new carbon emissions capture system at Nucor Steel Gallatin in Kentucky.

ArcelorMittal Plants in Africa, South America Are Going Green

19 Apr 2022 - ArcelorMittal locations around the world are working toward green energy, and its plants in South Africa and Argentina are preparing to make the switch within the next few years.

SaltX to Take On the Steel Industry’s Green Transition

14 Apr 2022 - Swedish energy storage company SaltX is working with metal research institute Swerim to study energy storage for the country’s steel industry.

worldsteel Announces 2022 Steel Sustainability Champions

13 Apr 2022 - The World Steel Association (worldsteel) announced yesterday the 10 companies it recognizes as Steel Sustainability Champions for their work in 2021.

Algoma Steel Remarks on Ontario’s Newly Announced Northern Energy Advantage Program

11 Apr 2022 - After a recent move to electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking, Algoma Steel applauds the Canadian province of Ontario’s newly announced Northern Ontario Energy Advantage Program (NEAP).

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