The European steel industry is at the forefront of technical innovation, investing billions of euros a year in research and development. Its innovations have helped the sector refine its processes, create thousands of different grades of steel, and remain at the forefront of CO2 reduction efforts.
The European steel sectors' focus on constant improvement is centred on improving steels and upon improving how steel is made.
The European steel sector has created thousands of new grades of steel, many only invented in the past few decades. These widen the potential uses for steel, and improves its durability and sustainability.
Improving how steel is made is vital to the sustainability of the sector. European producers have already made great strides, cutting in half energy use and emissions since 1960. This work is being even further ramped up as the need to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions becomes ever more imperative.
The Clean Steel Partnership was formally launched today and the Memorandum of Understanding will be ‘e-signed’ by representatives of the European Commission and the European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP) in the coming weeks.
EUROFER's Annual Report 2021 looks back at the work of the Association and the performance of the European steel industry over the past year.
Brussels, 06 May 2021 – The European Steel Association (EUROFER) welcomes the release of the EU’s updated industrial policy strategy, and the inclusion of a specific analysis on steel. It shows the EU’s support for sectors, such as steel, that are strategic to the European economy and that are pushing to rally and decarbonise in the post-COVID era, but that are dependent on an enabling framework preventing carbon leakage.