Tata Steel, ABB team up on sustainable steel production

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India-based steelmaker Tata Steel has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ABB to co-create innovative models and technologies to help reduce the carbon footprint of steel production.

The two companies will focus on system-level assessments of Tata Steel’s manufacturing plants and production facilities for evaluation and co-development of short and long-term options for energy efficiency, decarbonization and circularity. The steelmaker is pursuing carbon neutrality by 2045 and has a medium-term target to reduce carbon emissions to less than 2 tons of CO₂ per ton of crude steel at its Indian operations by 2025.

ABB and Tata Steel said it will explore energy optimization via hydrogen as an alternative fuel for upstream processes and energy reduction as well as substitution through fully integrated electrification and digital systems such as ABB Ability eMine and e-Mobility solutions and energy-efficient motors.

The global steel industry contributes between 7-9% of global fossil fuel CO₂ emissions, according to various sources including the International Energy Agency.

Source: ABB

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