Green steel and beyond
More than 60 million tons CO2 equivalent are emitted by the German steel industry alone each year. What options are there to make processes significantly more resource-efficient?
Did you know, May 5th is Germany´s Overshoot Day? That means from January 1st until May 5th, German residents have -per person- used as much from nature as the planet is able to renew per person in the entire year. The dates are calculated by the Footprint Data Foundation, York University and Global Footprint Network.
A postponement of the date of Overshoot Day is possible: if we redesign our infrastructures, make processes significantly more resource-efficient, decarbonize energy systems, and bind CO2.
Decarbonizing the economy
The best possible chance to address climate change is to decarbonize the economy. This would also vastly improve the balance between our Ecological Footprint and the planet’s renewable resources.
More than 60 million tons CO2 equivalent are emitted by the German steel industry alone each year. The main amount of this results from the production of coke and the production of hot metal in the blast furnace.
To reduce greenhouse gas emissions from steel production, several large industry decarbonization projects have emerged all over Europe. So, Green Steel is the current topic No 1.
Due to varying systems, the concrete emission contingent of ancillary facilities is uncertain. Unquestionable is that they produce large volume of CO2, as well.
That is where our solutions step in to support a smoother running and more efficient production with a reduction of yield losses in the smelting, casting and hot rolling operations.
That´s mecorads contribution to a cleaner future.