While the critical role of steel to help build the net zero world of the future is clear – renewable energy projects, electric vehicles and sustainable buildings to name just a few – we recognise the current steel making process creates substantial CO2 emissions.
Tata Steel’s UK business is committed to reducing its emissions, with the ambition of achieving CO2 neutral steel making by 2045 and achieving at least a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 (compared to 2018 levels). To achieve this we are looking at a range of technology options and are holding detailed discussions with the UK Government.
In the Netherlands we are committed to reducing our CO2 emissions with 35 - 40% by 2030 and being CO2-neutral by 2045.
In the meantime we are not sitting idle. Instead, we are working on a large number of projects to make reductions in CO2 emissions as part of our push towards carbon neutral steel production. Each of these will help us to further reduce our carbon emissions.
The challenge of meeting society’s demands for net-zero carbon steel making is huge. But our company has a long history of meeting such challenges in a responsible way and we believe passionately in steel’s vital role in society’s low-carbon future.
At the same time, we are focused on making the production process more sustainable and making CO2 neutral with hydrogen.
In the Netherlands we will be making green steel in a clean environment no later than 2030. This is 10 years earlier than we first had anticipated.
In order to realise this switch to hydrogen in the next 10 years, intensive cooperation with local, regional and national governments and other partners is crucial.
In the Netherlands we will accelerate the transition to hydrogen in order to contribute to the prevention of further climate change. We expect to make hydrogen-based steel with Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) technology by 2030 at the latest, but we aim to bring this forward even further. With the switch to DRI technology, Tata Steel in IJmuiden will reduce its Co2 emissions by 35% - 40%.
We can also close a blast furnace and a coke oven and thus significantly improve the environment of the IJmuiden community.
We need to act now as the world can't wait
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