(some steel is produced with biochar, some with gas.)
to reduce emissions, several companies are working to eliminate coal (and gas) from steel production…
most of our met coal comes from QLD.
it's been said: coal will leave australia before australia leaves coal.
here's a list of "green steel" initiatives:
i visited last year and wrote this report: https://twitter.com/simonahac/status/1203796803126095872?s=20
@LKABgroup, @VattenfallGroup & @SSAB_AB) set to complete a pilot "direct reduction" plant using hydrogen this year, & launch fossil-free steel products in 2026.
project aims to reduce sweden's emissions by 10%, finland's by 7%. https://renewablesnow.com/news/ssab-plans-fossil-free-steel-products-launch-in-2026-685427/
January 30 (Renewables Now) - Swedish-Finnish steel producer SSAB AB (STO:SSAB-B) aims to launch the first fossil-free steel products by 2026, or nine yearhttps://renewablesnow.com/news/ssab-plans-fossil-free-steel-products-launch-in-2026-685427/
(they'll also make money using the H₂ electrolysers to balance the grid.) https://techxplore.com/news/2019-12-major-carbon-neutral-steel-green-hydrogen.html
A crucial part of modern life, steel is indispensable for construction, infrastructure, machinery and household goods, but it also has a massive carbon footprint. According to a position paper by the...https://techxplore.com/news/2019-12-major-carbon-neutral-steel-green-hydrogen.html
it's estimated the eyre peninsula could support up to 60GW of renewables, supplying the H₂. https://www.whyallanewsonline.com.au/story/6465527/gupta-launches-liberty-steel-group/
GFG Alliance's steel businesses will be consolidated into a single global company, with Sanjeev Gupta aiming to make Liberty Steel Group the first carbon neutral steel business in the world.https://www.whyallanewsonline.com.au/story/6465527/gupta-launches-liberty-steel-group/
how about you @BlueScopeAus? couldn't find any announcements.