XCarb® towards carbon neutral steel
XCarb® is a trademark registered by ArcelorMittal that represents the clear path taken by the company towards the decarbonisation of the steel production process and the ambitious goal of zero emissions by 2050.
XCarb® will ultimately bring together all of ArcelorMittal’s reduced, low, and zero-carbon products and steelmaking activities, as well as wider initiatives and green innovation projects, into a single effort focussed on achieving demonstrable progress towards carbon neutral steel.
ArcelorMittal has developed two decarbonised production routes (the Smart Carbon route and the innovative DRI route) and is deploying these low-emission technologies across Europe.
Alongside the XCarb® brand, ArcelorMittal has launched three XCarb® initiatives:
- XCarb® recycled and renewably produced: This applies to steels produced in an electric arc furnace (EAF) using scrap and 100% renewable electricity.
- XCarb® green steel certificates: These allow customers to reduce their or their customers' scope 3 emissions. They can be purchased directly from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products in conjunction with a corresponding steel order.
- XCarb® innovation fund: ArcelorMittal also continues to invest in companies developing breakthrough technologies that will accelerate the steel industry’s transition to carbon neutral steelmaking.
New XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel video
To produce XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel, ArcelorMittal uses up to 100% scrap. All of the electricity that is needed to transform the scrap into steel comes from renewable sources, such as solar and wind power.
Find out how you can substantially lower the carbon footprint of the steel used in your project in this video.
Published: 1 June 2023
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