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US Steel will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20%

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steel company and US Steel has announced plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally by 20% by 2030.

US Steel will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20%

the Second largest steel company and US Steel has set a target to reduce 2030 global emissions intensity of greenhouse gases by 20 percent, based on the emissions of equivalent carbon dioxide (CO2) per ton of finished steel shipped in 2018. This will be applied to all US Steel companies worldwide, said the company.

"commitment to the global goal of reducing the intensity of greenhouse gases is Central to the strategy of US Steel's transformation into a competitive and better-integrated metallurgical company," said President and CEO of US Steel David B. Burritt.

"These reductions will be equivalent to the amount of CO2, generated more than 850 000 households are medium in size every year. Creating targeted initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and to accelerate our transition to a future sustainable steel, we create value for all stakeholders," he said.

Countries around the world adhere to a more strict environmental standards, including targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Steel production largely depends on the coke, that is coking coal.

However, earlier this month, the United States informed the United Nations that they began the process of leaving the historic Paris climate agreement 2015. Changes in the steel industry appears to be scheduled outside of Northwest Indiana.

the objectives of the company US Steel to reduce the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions will be achieved through the implementation of several initiatives. These include modernization of steelmaking electric arc furnace at Fairfield Works US Steel and Big River Steel, the first steel mill that is certified in energy and environmental design in the United States.

it is Expected that further reduce the intensity of carbon will occur with the company's introduction of the latest technology of endless rolling and casting and construction of cogeneration units at the plant Mon Valley.

Kevin SEIC, Ph. D., senior researcher at US Steel, said:

"the Declared purpose of reducing the intensity of carbon pollution reflects our commitment to continually improving the efficiency of production and is based on our industry-leading high-strength steel XG3 ™. This technology allows automakers to produce lighter vehicles that meet the Federal standards for corporate average fuel economy (CAFE), with reduced carbon emissions. As part of our innovation efforts, we continue to learn new technologies in steel production, including those that can further reduce carbon emissions".

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