Tata Steel launches green steel with 30% CO2 reduction | Article

Tata Steel Netherlands has launched Zeremis Carbon Lite, a green steel solution that is reported to be 30% less CO2-intensive than the European average, part of its goal of eliminating CO2 emissions by 2050 part.
Tata Steel claims to have been working on solutions to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from steel since 2018.The company’s IJmuiden steel plant reportedly provides steel production with a CO2 intensity that is 7% lower than the European average and nearly 20% lower than the global average.
In a bid to massively reduce emissions from steel production, Tata Steel said it has committed to shifting to green hydrogen-based steelmaking.The company aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by at least 30% by 2030 and 75% by around 2035, with an ultimate goal of eliminating carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.
In addition, Tata Steel has commissioned its first direct reduced iron (DRI) plant in 2030.The company’s goal is to reduce CO2 emissions by 500 kilotons before installing DRI, and to supply at least 200 kilotons of CO2-neutral steel per year.
The company has also released Zeremis Carbon Lite steel, which is reported to be 30% less CO2 intensive than the European average for steel products such as HRC or CRC.For customers with higher CO2 emission reduction targets, the company said it could assign additional emission reduction certificates.
Mild steel is suitable for consumer-facing industries including automotive, packaging and white goods, which Tata Steel claims are in high demand.The company intends to implement more green steel products in the new future to continue to meet this demand.
Tata Steel added that the lower CO2 intensity has been certified by DNV, an independent forensic expert.DNV’s independent assurance aims to ensure that the methodology used by Tata Steel to calculate CO2 reductions is robust and that CO2 reductions are calculated and allocated in an appropriate manner.
According to the company, DNV conducted limited assurance engagements in accordance with International Standard for Assurance Engagements 3000 and uses the WRI/WBCSD Greenhouse Gas Protocol Project Accounting and Reporting Standard as part of the standard.
Hans van den Berg, Chairman of the Management Board of Tata Steel Nederland, commented: “We are seeing a growing interest in greener steel production in the markets we serve.
“This is most enthusiastic about our consumer-facing customers who have their own ambitious CO2 reduction targets, as using low CO2 steels enables them to reduce so-called scope 3 emissions and thus make their products more sustainable.
“We strongly believe that green steel is the future. We will make steel differently by 2030, with less impact on our surroundings and our neighbours.
“Because of our current CO2 reductions, we can already supply our customers with large quantities of high-quality low-CO2 steel. This makes the launch of Zeremis Carbon Lite an important step, as passing on our savings to customers helps us accelerate Transform and become a more sustainable steel producer.”
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Post time: Jul-20-2022