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Some of the ArcelorMittal products used and referenced in the
Steligence® White Paper include:
Angelina®: A new generation of castellated beams for sustainable
structures which are lightweight, long-spanning, structural elements
enabling the design of large column-free spaces.
HISTAR® and heavy “Jumbo” rolled sections, have high strength and low
alloy content, offering considerable weight, cost and sustainability savings
with a CE Mark.
Magnelis®, an innovative metallic coating offering protection in the
harshest environments and up to a 25-year guarantee; suitable for a wide
range of structural applications, including façades, composite decking,
purlins and side rails.
Estetic® BioAir an innovative pre-painted steel made with 100% biosourced
resin, designed specifically for indoor use. Estetic® BioAir has low
levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), improves indoor air quality
and is free of chromates and heavy metals.
using traditional materials, when all
components of the concept are applied.
UK construction is acknowledged as
being a steel intensive sector with many
years of successful market development.
Steligence® builds upon these advances
and confirms many known benefits of
steel construction whilst advancing the
understanding of others. However, its eye
is very much on the future, giving direction
to ArcelorMittal’s construction activities
and steel construction’s solutions for future
global climate needs.
ArcelorMittal publishes first Climate
ArcelorMittal has published its first Climate
Action Report in which it announces
its ambition to significantly reduce CO2
emissions globally and be carbon neutral in
Europe by 2050.
To achieve this goal ArcelorMittal is
building a strategic roadmap linked to the
evolution of public policy and developments
in low-emissions steelmaking technologies.
A target to 2030 will be launched in 2020,
replacing ArcelorMittal’s current target of
an 8% carbon footprint reduction by 2020,
against a 2007 baseline.
The report explains in greater detail the
future challenges and opportunities for
the steel industry, the plausible technology
pathways ArcelorMittal is exploring as
well as its views on the policy environment
required for the steel industry to succeed in
meeting the targets of the Paris Agreement.
As one of the world’s most prolific
materials, with 1.7 billion tonnes of steel
produced in 2018, the steel industry today
accounts for approximately 7% of global
emissions. With demand for steel and
materials set to further increase - forecasts
show demand rising to 2.6 billion tonnes in
2050. It is vital the industry finds ways to
significantly reduce its carbon emissions to
successfully meet the ambitions of the Paris
Agreement and help limit the global average
temperature rise to less than two degrees.
At present carbon is used as a reductant
in the blast furnace to separate oxygen from
iron ore as a critical part of the steelmaking
process. Significantly reducing the emissions
footprint of steel will, in all likelihood,
require a fundamental change in the science
ArcelorMittal recognises it has a leading
role to play in developing breakthrough
technologies that will support and enable a
global transition to a low-carbon economy
and has identified three distinct pathways
that have the potential to deliver a significant
reduction in carbon emissions.
• Clean power steelmaking, using
clean power as the energy source for
hydrogen-based steelmaking, and
longer-term for direct electrolysis
• Circular carbon steelmaking, which
uses circular carbon energy sources,
such as waste biomass, to displace fossil
fuels in steelmaking, thereby enabling
• Fossil fuel carbon capture and storage,
where the current method of steel
production is maintained but the carbon
is then captured and stored or re-used
rather than emitted into the atmosphere.
ArcelorMittal believes that all three
pathways offer significant emissions
reduction potential which are aligned
with science-based targets and is currently
testing various technologies across all three
pathways in its European operations.
To support this, ArcelorMittal
• A global level playing field is needed
to maintain the competitiveness of
low-emissions steelmaking and to avoid
the risk of carbon leakage, for example,
through green border adjustments;
• Access to abundant clean energy at
affordable prices will be key to be able to
scale up low-emissions technologies;
• Facilitating necessary clean energy
infrastructure will be needed to advance
large-scale implementation of lowemissions
• Access to sustainable finance in order
to accelerate and roll out technology
• Accelerate transition to a circular
economy by incentivising the use of
waste streams as inputs in manufacturing
ArcelorMittal’s Climate Action Report
is available for download at http://
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