Remaking steel for a net zero carbon circular economy

Key members of the CircularMetals Centre have spoken out about the need to turn today’s high-carbon steel sector into tomorrow’s net zero champion. They propose a vision of the complete re-utilisation of steel which can lead to savings of up to 86% of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as using 85% less energy and 40% less water consumption. As most of the UK’s 11-12Mt of scrap is exported and downcycled, there is a ready supply of steel which could be used domestically to help us achieve out net zero targets; Although this will require considerable investment in scrap sorting and infrastructure within the UK.


Read the full post on UCL’s website, which describes the challenges and benefits in detail by clicking here.