News: European Steel Environment & Energy Congress (ESEC) 2014, 15th-17th September, 2014
This congress, addressing the challenge of environmental impacts, climate change and resource efficiency in both plant and product, has been held at Teesside University and was attended by the CRR's Rachel Waugh
Wednesday, 17th September 2014
ESEC 2014 aimed to set out the strategy for a sustainable steel industry, and combines three previous events: The International Conference on Clean Technologies in the Steel Industry, The International Conference on Energy Efficiency and CO2 Reduction in the Steel Industry, and The International Conference on Materials Efficiency and Product Life Cycles in the Steel Industry. The event had four main themes:
- Clean Technology - reducing environmental impacts and emissions to meet and go beyond current best practice targets and to meet the requirements of future regulations
- Energy Efficiency and CO2 Reduction - how the steel industry can contribute to a low carbon economy, including developments such as ULCOS, AISI CO2, COURSE 50, biological/algae systems, carbon utilisation and energy efficiency
- Material Efficiency - optimising raw material use and through-process yield, deploying integrated waste management and adopting industrial symbiosis towards zero waste operations
- Product Life Cycles - demonstrating the key role of steel products in a sustainable society through deployment of LCA and life cycle thinking principles early in the product design.