As the leading global independent authority across the steel value chain, CRU was proud to present the inaugural Steel Decarbonisation Strategies Conference in 2021. This unique, strategic event brought together policy makers, financiers, consumers, and leaders from across the supply chain and around the world.  The conference examined the green steel challenge, discussed the decisions that need to be made across the sector, examined available solutions that currently exist, and the policy and finance support required to make them possible.

We will continue the discussion on this critically important area in 2022.  Check back here regularly for updates, or sign up to receive email updates.

Steel, whilst critical to modern society, also accounts for c.8% of the world’s carbon emissions. To achieve a net-zero carbon economy in the next 30 years, policymakers, mining companies, steel producers and end-users must work together to understand and eradicate all three scopes of emissions from across the entire steel value chain. 

How will this work in practice? A combination of advanced mining technologies; green hydrogen-based steelmaking; and carbon capture/utilisation technologies may achieve a decarbonised steel value chain, but a truly net-zero global roadmap will also require optimisation of existing processes and feedstocks. 

Additionally, new technical solutions must be considered alongside the challenge of designing policy and finance models that will make such investments possible. And, global coordination from mine to market will be required, with all players understanding the risks and opportunities that decarbonisation offers their business.

As the leading global independent authority across the steel value chain, CRU is proud to present the inaugural Steel Decarbonisation Strategies 2021 Virtual Conference. This unique, strategic event will bring together policy makers, financiers, consumers, and leaders from across the supply chain and around the world.  The conference will define the green steel challenge, discuss the decisions that need to be made across the sector, examine available solutions that currently exist, and the policy and finance support required to make them possible.

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  • Keynote Speakers in 2021 included:


    Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President, and CEO, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc
  • Pinakin Chaubal, Group Chief Technology Officer, ArcelorMittal
  • Huw McKay, Vice President, Market Analysis and Economics, Chief Economist, BHP
  • Nigel Topping, High Level Climate Action Champion, COP26, UK Government
  • Adam Matthews, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Church of England Pensions Board; and Chair, Transition Pathway Initiative

    These keynote presentations formed be part of three days of live discussions - see the 2021 agenda.

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