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Steel News November 14, 2019 01:30:38 PM

U.S. Steel Commits to Drastic Reduction of GHG Emissions Intensity

Paul Ploumis
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The initiative will help U.S. Steel to accelerate its transformation towards a sustainable steel future.
U.S. Steel Commits to Drastic Reduction of GHG Emissions Intensity

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Pittsburgh-based United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) today announced its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity across its global operations by 20% by 2030. This is upon comparison with 2018 baaseline levels. The initiative will help U.S. Steel to accelerate its transformation towards a sustainable steel future.

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David B. Burritt, President and Chief Executive Officer stated that the GHG emissions intensity reduction initiative is central to its strategy of becoming a world-competitive ‘best of both’ integrated and mini mill steel company. The planned reductions are equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide generated per year by more than 850,000 average-sized homes in the country, he added.

To support its goal, U.S. Steel will develop electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking at its Fairfield Works and Big River Steel. The endless rolling and casting technology and construction of the cogeneration facility at its Mon Valley Works will also contribute to the efforts. U.S. Steel also plans several process improvements and increased use of renewable energy sources.