According to reports, ArcelorMittal and natural gas supplier VNG Handel & Vertrieb will work together to produce steel products at the Eisenhüttenstadt plant. The steelmaker will switch to natural gas in blast furnaces with a capacity of 1.7 million tonnes per year.
ArcelorMittal Eisenhüttenstadt planned to reduce CO2 emissions from steel production from 2021 by converting the blast furnace by 5% to reduce the use of coal. He believed that this could reduce CO2 emissions as well as help lower energy costs. The investment in the refurbishment of the kiln is expected to be around 4 million euros and this could be done by mid-2021.
The plan includes the next steps to add CO2-neutral hydrogen as it achieves sufficient quantities at an economical cost.
ArcelorMittal has pledged to cut CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030 and produce climate-friendly production by 2050.