Vedanta green steel shift; working on solution for hydrogen use
Vedanta green steel – A Vedanta group company has announced it is working on a solution to use hydrogen instead of coke in its manufacturing process to minimize carbon emissions as part of its plan to convert to “green steel.”
Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business of Vedanta said it is looking for a partnership with IIT-Bombay to do research on producing pig iron ore without the use of coke. The approach aims to reduce carbon emissions throughout the manufacturing process and will aid in the creation of green steel (an outcome of a climate-friendly process).
“We have our own ideas about how to get to green steel. So, very soon, my coke ovens will become green coke, with all of the coke being made using a green process, extracting, harnessing… and it will simply float over the grid. I would not require grid electricity; instead, I would provide grid power “In an interview with PTI, Sujal Shah, Deputy CEO of Vedanta’s Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business, said.
The declaration is noteworthy in light of Vedanta’s earlier commitment to decrease carbon emissions to zero by 2050 or sooner, as well as a pledge of USD 5 billion over the following ten years to speed the transition to net zero operations.
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Shah claims that green coke will become a reality soon, and that the company is on schedule to transition to green steel.
“I’m also considering collaborating on a study on the use of hydrogen in steel manufacturing with IIT-Bombay. That concept is still in its infancy. There are no precedents anywhere in the globe. So I’m collaborating with academics to find a way to include hydrogen into our steel production, which will help us reduce our carbon footprint “Shah clarified.
Steel has a huge environmental impact because its manufacturing process is one of the most energy-intensive and CO2-emitting industrial processes on the planet. The process of making steel begins with the transformation of iron ore into pig iron (by casting and solidifying molten iron).
Vedanta, as per Shah, is committed to decreasing its carbon impact in a “significant” way and is working relentlessly in this regard.
He also mentioned that the organization is working on a pilot project for carbon capture, use, and storage.
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