New £1.2m study to explore ways of decarbonising the steel industry

It will aim to help eliminate the industry’s dependence on fossil fuels as the UK moves towards net zero carbon by 2050

A new £1.2 million research is to explore how the steel industry in the UK can be decarbonised within the next 30 years.

Scientists at the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield will develop new approaches that blend technology and policy, with the aim of eliminating the industry’s dependence on fossil fuels as the UK moves towards net zero carbon by 2050.

Steel manufacturing is a high carbon process, with every tonne manufactured creating around 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide, according to figures from the World Steel Association.

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