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Ironing out the details - IEA releases steel technology roadmap

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) published its Iron and Steel Technology Roadmap on 8 October, providing clarity and guidance for this energy-intensive industry.

Since 2009, the IEA has published more than 55 roadmaps and 'How2Guides', giving practical advice to various sectors including the cement and nuclear industry on how to reduce their carbon footprints with the overall goal of limiting global warming.

The Iron and Steel roadmap is one of the IEA's latest offerings; an industry that is estimated to account for 8% of global energy demand and 7% of energy sector CO2 emissions.

The IEA sees the steel industry as being critical in the energy transition, given the amount of infrastructure which relies on the ubiquitous building material, including renewable energy structures such as solar panels and wind turbi...

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