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Steel Decarbonisation Strategies 2021 Virtual Conference 29 June – 1 July

CRU is holding a Steel Decarbonisation Strategies 2021 Virtual Conference on June 29 - July 1 2021. This inaugural, strategic event will bring together policy makers, financiers, consumers, and leaders from across the supply chain and around the world. The conference will define the green steel challenge, discuss the decisions that need to be made across the sector, examine available solutions that currently exist, and the policy and finance support required to make them possible.

Given the importance of the subject matter, IIMA is supporting the event, and Secretary General, John Atherton will be speaking at a policy panel discussion. In addition, 3 IIMA members will be participating as keynote speakers.

  • Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President, and CEO, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc
  • Pinakin Chaubal, Group Chief Technology Officer, ArcelorMittal
  • Huw McKay, Vice President, Market Analysis and Economics, Chief Economist, BHP

Vale and Tenova will also have speakers at the conference.

Steel, whilst critical to modern society, also accounts for c.8% of the world’s carbon emissions. To achieve a net-zero carbon economy in the next 30 years, policymakers, mining companies, steel producers and end-users must work together to understand and eradicate all three scopes of emissions from across the entire steel value chain.

How will this work in practice? A combination of advanced mining technologies; green hydrogen-based steelmaking; and carbon capture/utilisation technologies may achieve a decarbonised steel value chain, but a truly net-zero global roadmap will also require optimisation of existing processes and feedstocks.

Additionally, new technical solutions must be considered alongside the challenge of designing policy and finance models that will make such investments possible. And, global coordination from mine to market will be required, with all players understanding the risks and opportunities that decarbonisation offers their business.

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