Emerging Energy-efficiency and Carbon Dioxide Emissions-reduction Technologies for the Iron and Steel Industry

TitleEmerging Energy-efficiency and Carbon Dioxide Emissions-reduction Technologies for the Iron and Steel Industry
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsHasanbeigi, Ali, Lynn K. Price, and Marlene Arens
Date Published02/2013
PublisherLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CityBerkeley
Keywordsco2, emerging technology, iron and steel, iron and steel industry, Low Emission & Efficient Industry
Abstract

Iron and steel manufacturing is among the most energy-intensive industries and accounts for the largest share, approximately 27 percent, of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the manufacturing sector. The ongoing increase in world steel demand means that this industry's energy use and CO2 emissions continue to grow, so there is significant incentive to develop, commercialize and adopt emerging energy-efficiency and CO2 emissions-reduction technologies for steel production. Although studies from around the world have identified a wide range of energy-efficiency technologies applicable to the steel industry that have already been commercialized, information is limited and/or scattered regarding emerging or advanced energy-efficiency and low-carbon technologies that are not yet commercialized. This report consolidates available information on 56 emerging iron and steel industry technologies, with the intent of providing a well-structured database of information on these technologies for engineers, researchers, investors, steel companies, policy makers, and other interested parties. For each technology included, we provide information on energy savings and environmental and other benefits, costs, and commercialization status; we also identify references for more information.

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