Our members have been making major announcements on breakthrough technology investment and planning using 2050 as the common target date. This has thrown a spotlight on the next 30 years.
What is the steel industry planning to do between now and then?
The membership of the World Steel Association (worldsteel), which represents more than 80% of global steel production, continues to find ways to drive efficiency in energy use and product design.
On the road to the arrival of breakthrough technology, short and medium-term process efficiency gains will provide important benefits to tackle climate change.
Recently our members have agreed to join a new industry wide drive named step up. This multistep process covering raw materials, energy input, yield and maintenance can bring a mill operation up to the same efficiency levels as the steel industry top performers.
A 4-stage efficiency review process has been devised, based on leading practice, for all mill operators to follow, covering the following areas:
The efficiency review process based on leading practise is open to worldsteel’s membership. The programme will be tested across 9 sites in 2019 and then rolled out much more widely through 2020-2025.
We are inviting all our members to take part in this programme and expect a high level of participation across all regions. A progress review will be provided in the course of 2020-2021.