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£1.26 million to fund research into decarbonising UK steel industry

£1.26 million has been won by scientists at the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds.

The funding is to aid scientists in investigating methods of decarbonising the UK steel industry.

As a result of the UK’s 2050 net zero target, many industries are having to step up their plans to align with this goal.

In light of this, the steel industry is in need of formulating a plan. It has been found that for every tonne of steel that is made, 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide is released.

Therefore, specialists in this field from both universities are teaming up to investigate.

The research, funded by the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS), will help in a major national challenge.

Decarbonisation of this industry is essential in reaching net zero goals, but needs to be done carefully in order to ensure the steel industry doesn’t move outside of the UK.

For this reason, the researchers will evaluate technologies, costs, solutions and timescales to produce a detailed ‘route-map’. This will encompass all viable options which the industry can undertake to make the transformation.

The research is expected to help the steel industry decarbonise in-line with the UK’s 2050 target.

More information can be found here.

Categories: Environment, Sustainability, Energy (General)
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