This is the fourth episode in EUROFER's Green Deal on Steel series: Smart Carbon Usage.
On average, for every tonne of steel made, up to 2 tonnes of CO2 is generated. This means there is a huge potential to make use of this emissions source.
Smart Carbon Usage is a pathway to create value from what is, at the moment, an unused product. This can be achieved by either reintegrating carbon monoxide or dioxide back into the production process, as in the HISARNA, IGAR, PEM or STEPWISE projects.
Or it can be through the use of carbon monoxide or dioxide as a raw material for the creation of other products, such as chemicals. This approach is being used in such projects as Steelanol, Carbon2Chem, FReSMe, Everest and Carbon2Value.
These projects are happening all over Europe. Some are at advanced states of technical readiness – others require further research – but each could deliver significant emissions savings.
The success of this legislation relies on numerous related delegated and implementing acts to be released, the revision of already existing ones and their mutual coherence. The European steel industry is ready to assist the European Commission in this endeavor.
EUROFER broadly welcomes the Commission proposal for a revised Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and has identified several improvements that should be addressed during the co-decision procedure
Joint statement of the EU industry