Benbow Steels becomes first UK supplier to buy XCarb® Green steel certificates5 May 2022
Benbow Steels, an independent supplier of prepainted steels, has become the first ArcelorMittal customer in the United Kingdom to buy XCarb® Green steel certificates. Benbow Steels will make the certificates available to their final customers so they can reduce the Scope 3 emissions of their projects.Industry news
Luxembourg railways (CFL) buys XCarb® Recycled and renewably produced steel to support infrastructure decarbonisation30 March 2022
At the end of 2021, ArcelorMittal Europe - Long Products’ plant in Rodange rolled its first XCarb® Recycled and renewably produced products made from recycled steel using 100% renewable electricity in an Electric Arc Furnace. UPN300 beams made in Rodange have just been delivered to the Gilbert steel service centre in Ehlerange. After cutting them to length and galvanising them, they will in turn deliver them to the final customer - Luxembourg railways (CFL) - for use at Rodange’s railway station just a stone's throw from the plant where they were made.Industry news
Watch the webinar: Reducing the environmental impact of PV mounting structures22 March 2022
In partnership with PV Magazine, ArcelorMittal held a webinar on sustainability and the CO2 footprint reduction of solar mounting structures.More than 300 participants attended this February 2022 event - project developers, manufacturers and supply chain members, energy supplier and utilities, EPCs / Installers / O&Ms, and investors - and gave an overall high rating of 4.2/5 to the session.Industry news
XCarb® helps FEAG achieve its sustainability goals10 March 2022
FEAG, a leading supplier of electrical components for the energy sector, is undertaking a growth and transformation process which will enable the business to manage future opportunities and challenges. A key step in this journey has been the purchase of XCarb® Green steel certificates from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products. The steel accompanying the certificates is an essential component in FEAG’s compact transformer stations which are used in the renewable energy sector.Industry news
XCarb® Towards carbon neutral steel
XCarb® is the new brand name for ArcelorMittal’s ongoing global programme of steelmaking innovation targeted at carbon-neutral steel by 2050. XCarb® brings 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 believes that steel has a critical role to play in helping society decarbonise and will very much be a solution to the problem.
That is why, as the world’s leading steel company, ArcelorMittal has a significant responsibility to innovate, implement, and navigate a successful pathway towards a cleaner steelmaking industry. The journey towards becoming carbon neutral by 2050, having aligned with the Paris climate goals and the European Green Deal by committing to reduce European CO2 emissions by 35% by 2030 and be carbon neutral by 2050, is well underway.
We will continue to drive innovation to meet our decarbonisation goals and are committed to leading the industry transition towards carbon neutral steel. We have the scale, resources, technology prowess and ambition required make a significant impact.
XCarb® branded initiatives
Alongside the new XCarb® brand, ArcelorMittal has launched three XCarb® initiatives: XCarb® Innovation fund, XCarb® Green steel certificate, and XCarb® Recycled and renewably produced for products made via the Electric Arc Furnace route using scrap.
XCarb® Innovation fund
Through its XCarb® Innovation fund, ArcelorMittal is investing in companies developing breakthrough technologies that will accelerate the steel industry’s transition to carbon neutral steelmaking.
Technological breakthroughs are imperative in society's decarbonisation journey. It is critically important that we continue to innovate, and the XCarb® Innovation fund is an attempt to accelerate this process by supporting the best and brightest ideas.
XCarb® Recycled and renewably produced
XCarb® Recycled and renewably produced steel is made from recycled steel using 100% renewable electricity in an Electric Arc Furnace and is offered for long products.
By using only scrap steel and renewable energy, XCarb® Recycled and renewably produced products have an extremely low CO2 footprint that can be as low as approximately 300kg of CO2 per tonne of finished steel when the metallics are 100% scrap.
The electricity used in the steelmaking process is independently verified, with a ‘Guarantee of Origin’ given that it is from renewable sources.
XCarb® Green steel certificate
ArcelorMittal’s industry-first green steel certificates allow customers to report an equivalent reduction in their Scope 3 emissions, in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. XCarb® Green steel certificates are specifically designed for ArcelorMittal’s flat steel products made from iron ore in a blast furnace.
ArcelorMittal Europe - Flat Products’ initiatives to reduce carbon emissions from the blast furnaces include flagship Smart Carbon projects, such as Torero and Carbalyst®, and capturing hydrogen-rich waste gases from the steelmaking process and injecting them into the blast furnaces to reduce coal use.
The significant CO2 savings achieved this way can be added up and passed on to customers in the form of a certificate, verified by the independent auditor DNV GL.
600 000 tonnes of XCarb® Green steel certificates will be available by the end of 2022.