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Carbon Contracts for Difference

How to facilitate a viable business model to start commercial scale production of low-carbon steel before 2030.

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Project-specific long-term Carbon Contracts for Difference (CCfD) can be an important tool to facilitate a viable business model and to launch large scale, innovative projects to reduce emissions in industrial sectors such as steel.

The European steel industry is keen to start the transformation. Our ambition is – under the right conditions - to reduce CO2 emissions by 2030 by 30% compared to 2018 (which equates to 55% compared to 1990) and towards carbon neutrality by 2050. The sector is able to significantly advance the EU’s climate objectives as CO2 emissions are concentrated in a limited number of installations that cover about 25% of EU industrial and almost 6% of EU total CO2 emissions. These could have the highest abatement potential in volume amongst all industrial sectors if our projects can be implemented successfully and low-carbon steel finds its way into the market.

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Published: 05 January 2021


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