Energy revolution in the blast furnace

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The metal industries want to enter on the path to climate neutrality by transforming their carbon-intensive process routes.
Pictured: Smelter at a blast furnace of steel manufacturer Salzgitter

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Steel production with coke is a major carbon emitter. New and sustainable methods are needed to remove oxygen from iron oxide – a very potent tool to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
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Green steel is in demand. Steel producers like Salzgitter AG have begun to convert their production lines to reach climate neutrality and are already offering their first carbon-reduced products.
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thyssenkrupp steel

The green transformation of the steel industry is expensive. Steel manufacturers like thyssenkrupp at Germany’s largest steel hub in Duisburg believe that it is the government’s duty to pay for these costs.
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Pioneering a sustainable metal industry: Dierk Raabe sees the increased recycling of scrap aluminium as one of many opportunities to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint.
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Heat-resistant thanks to nanoparticles: the alloy is prevented from softening at high temperatures by tiny boron-containing deposits at the boundaries between the iron aluminide structures, shown in different colours in the microscope image.
Image: Angelika Gedsun / MPI for Sustainable Materials