XCarb® steel sections debut in a British structure30 January 2023
Barrett Steel is one of the UK’s largest steel stockholders. For their recent expansion project in Scunthorpe, UK, they selected XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel sections for their new 18 500m² distribution centre at Groveport.Project news
Low carbon emissions steel: EMW and ArcelorMittal begin cooperation24 January 2023
EMW Stahl Service GmbH and ArcelorMittal are joining forces on the road to decarbonisation. The world's leading steel manufacturer will supply the steel service centre in Neunkirchen, Germany with low CO2 emissions steel as well as certificates for CO2 savings starting in 2023. EMW aims to be climate-neutral by 2030 for scope 1 and 2. In Europe, ArcelorMittal aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 35 percent by 2030, and globally the group wants to achieve net zero by 2050.Industry news
New XCarb® video!9 January 2023
This short video explains how ArcelorMittal will achieve its climate action ambitions. For ArcelorMittal Europe, the ambition is to reduce Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions by 35% by 2030. To achieve this goal, it will take a combination of techniques. As you will see in this video, ArcelorMittal’s decarbonisation strategy is based on 3 main levers: Circular steel Innovative DRI Smart Carbon steelmakingCorporate news
Amstrong® and Magnelis® help stow create top-quality racking systems2 January 2023
Imagine for a moment that you are building a house, but starting with the inside. What materials would you need to ensure that the interior can withstand the elements until the outer skin of the building is complete? For stow, a leading manufacturer of racking systems used in warehouses, this is a daily challenge. To simplify construction of high-bay warehouses, the racks are the first things installed – up to a year before the external cladding and roofing is applied. This is why stow has selected Amstrong® and Magnelis® from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products as the basis of the racking systems they manufacture. These unique steel solutions can withstand the elements and provide long-term durability.Product 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, but is also being extended step by step to flat products.
By using a very high content of scrap steel plus 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.