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British Steel submits application for electric arc furnace in Scunthorpe

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Visualisation of the proposed EAF plant at British Steel’s Teesside Beam Mill.

Steelmaker British Steel has submitted a planning application to North Lincolnshire Council for a proposed Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) in Scunthorpe.

Once the application document has been verified, it will be considered by the council. This follows the company’s application to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council in December to build a similar EAF at its Teesside Beam Mill.

British Steel said the applications are central to its plans to transform the company into a clean, green and sustainable business by adopting EAF steelmaking at both sites.

A company spokesperson, said: “EAF technology is the only solution to significantly reducing our carbon emissions in a relatively short period of time. It is prudent to evaluate different operational scenarios to help us achieve our goals and we are continuing to assess our options.

“However, we firmly believe electrification will provide a rapid and sustainable solution to our decarbonisation challenge. Our proposals remain subject to the appropriate support from the UK Government with whom we remain in talks.”

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