DOE supports steel’s efficiency claims

Mar 23, 2011 | 03:49 PM | Scott Robertson

Tags  Department of Energy, steel efficiency, energy efficiency, AISI, Thomas J. Gibson

PITTSBURGH — The U.S. Department of Energy has provided a boost to the U.S. steel industry’s argument that it is among the most energy efficient industries in the world.

The DOE’s Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) identified the U.S. steel industry as the world leader in achieving the lowest energy intensity per ton of steel produced and the second-lowest in terms of carbon dioxide emissions per ton of steel produced, behind only South Korea.

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) have long touted the advances that U.S. steelmakers have made in improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the steel manufacturing process.....

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