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Low Carbon Roadmap: Pathways to a CO2-neutral European steel industry

Making a success of the European steel industry’s low-carbon transformation

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This roadmap sets out several of the key elements that will make the transition to a low or carbon-neutral European steel industry possible: 

  • The European steel industry could achieve carbon emissions cuts of between 80-95% by 2050, under the right conditions, through new technological pathways.
  • Total costs of production will rise by 35-100% per tonne of steel by 2050 as a result of the costs of using new technologies and more energy.
  • Additional energy requirements will be about 400TWh of CO2-free electricity in 2050 - about seven times what the sector purchases currently.

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Published: 01 November 2019


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