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About the Event

The conference will bring together perspectives from across the value chain and around the world, creating a dialogue between policy makers, investors, end-users and senior executives from across the value chain. 

Key questions the event will explore:

What are the market implications of increased pressure to decarbonise the steel industry?
  • Who are the winners and losers in the value chain?
  • What are the implications of different net-zero carbon targets and policy pathways? 
  • What price premiums might be available to decarbonised steel producers
  • What do regional regulatory changes mean for global trade flows in the value chain?
How can policy makers support the decarbonisation of this critical commodity?
  • What carrots and sticks available to policymakers to encourage industrial decarbonisation?
  • What carbon pricing mechanisms are required to make decarbonisation investment viable?
  • Should policy encourage decarbonisation front-runners or support late adopters?
  • Which regions will be the economic winners and losers from a decarbonised value chain?
  • Which regions are ahead in decarbonisation policy? Which are behind?
  • Can policy consider global measures that matches the international nature of steel value chains?
How are sustainability considerations shaping investment in the steel value chain?
  • What impact are carbon emissions considerations having on steel equity and investment ratings?
  • What does sustainable investing mean for project finance in new mines, steel mills or processing plants?
  • Is there standard practice among investors on how they assess carbon risk?
  • How do companies increase investor confidence that steps to decarbonise have been taken?
  • What carbon trading strategies are currently available to control this risk?
 How can steel consuming companies understand the overall carbon footprint of their suppliers?
  • How are considerations of carbon emissions likely to impact steel purchasing decisions?
  • Are there specific steel products are likely to receive increased decarbonisation pressure?
  • Is there a standard practice on how steel consumers assess the carbon footprint of their steel supply chain?
  • Will different steel consuming sectors (auto, construction etc) respond to the challenge in different ways?
 What data is available to understand the steel decarbonisation challenge?
  • What is defined as green steel?
  • What criteria is used to assess the decarbonisation credentials of value chain players?
  • Which players in the value chain are currently better placed?
  • How can green steel be branded to provide green premiums?
 What can the steel value chain do right now to reduce emissions?
  • How can energy supply to the steel value chain be made sustainable?
  • How can scope one emissions in raw material mining process be reduced?
  • What emissions improvements can be made to BOF and EAF steelmaking routes?
  • What proportion of steel production can be made using scrap or low emission feedstocks?
  • What processes will need to change throughout the steel value chain to reduce scope three emissions?
  • What energy efficiencies or process optimizations can be made?
  • What are the costs, roadblocks and limitations of these technologies and process improvements?
  • What trade flows will need to change?
  • How can each player help others in the value chain reduce their emissions and get recognition for this?
 What technological developments could dramatically change the picture in steel decarbonisation?
  • What is the timeline for delivering industrial scale green hydrogen based steelmaking?
  • How might carbon capture and utilization be applied to the steel value chain?
  • What other strategies may be able to deliver fully decarbonised steel production?
  • What companies are advancing these technologies and their implementation?
  • How might each of these developments move the dial?
  • What are the costs, roadblocks or other ultimate limits to these strategies?