Harri Leppänen: SSAB reducing carbon emissions

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Harri Leppänen from SSAB presented the results that SSAB has gained from their work reducing the carbon footprint of their actions. As SSAB is a steel company, their actions have a large impact on carbon footprint. The presentation was held in an event arranged by Sitra presenting the carbon footprint of Nasdaq Helsinki listed companies.

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Harri Leppänen: SSAB reducing carbon emissions

  1. 1. Defence´s statement
  2. 2. Our message: 1) SSAB’s hot metal production process generates nearly 600,000 tonnes less carbon dioxide emissions than the European steel industry average 2) Special steels are part of the solution to mitigate climate change 3) There is a lot of on-going activity to research and develop breakthrough technologies to solve the CO2 problem for steel industry 4) Sector based ratings of carbon risk give more reliable and relevant picture Wednesday, October 1, 2014 First Last name3
  3. 3. Steel is all around us! ► Housing and construction sector − 50% of global steel production ► Transport sector (cars, trucks, aviation, shipbuilding and rail) − 16% of global steel production ► Almost 200 billion steel cans of food are produced each year ► 25% of an average computer is made of steel World average steel use per capita has steadily increased from 150 kg in 2001 to 225 kg in 20134
  4. 4. Wednesday, October 1, 2014 First Last name5 Iron ore pellets Limestone Slag Iron Additives Coke Air 1100°C Ore-based iron production 5 + + = Iron ore pellets Carbon monoxide C O Iron Carbon dioxide CO O
  5. 5. CO2-efficient steel production ► SSAB is amongst the world’s best in ironmaking CO2 efficiency ► SSAB uses nearly the minimum amount of carbon raw materials possible using current technology Source: Stahl-Zentrum. *The indexed carbon efficiency in ironmaking based on coal consumed, 2012 Blast furnace carbon dioxide efficiency* 80 SSAB EU average NAFTA Russia IndiaChina 60 40 20 0 100 120 140 160
  6. 6. CDP’s sector research for investors Wednesday, October 1, 2014 First Last name7 ► POSCO, SSAB and ThyssenKrupp come top in a CDP League Table that ranks companies in an industry grouping on a number of emissions and water- related metrics relevant to steel companies ► China produces 50% of the world’s steel, but only one of the 15 largest steel producers in China discloses CO2 emissions ► SSAB’s emissions reduction target was evaluated as being among the strongest of the companies assessed ► In our opinion, the sector research approach gives a more realistic picture than the cross sectorial approach of the performance and efforts of the companies to reduce CO2 emissions ► Value chains! Source: CDP 2016
  7. 7. Special steels are part of the solution
  8. 8. www.ssab.com/ecoupgraded SSAB EcoUpgradedSSAB EcoUpgraded www.ssab.com/ecoupgraded
  9. 9. www.ssab.com/ecoupgraded Reference document: Environmental evaluation of steel and steel structures – a handbook produced within The Steel Eco-Cycle project, Jernkontoret, 2013. www.ssab.com/ecoupgraded SSAB EcoUpgraded Together with our customers, SSAB continu- ally upgrades steel and equipment designs. SSAB EcoUpgradedsaves CO2 both in steel production and during the full lifetimeof the machine. From the CO2 payback time and onwards, every extra hour brings additional savings. Savings on CO2 MINING TRUCK BOX This heavy-duty mining truck was redesigned and upgraded using Hardox 450 in the tipper body. The weight of the tipper body was reduced by 22%. This reduced the weight by 2.5 tons, which increased load capacity. In addition to this, the life-time of the body is now three times longer than the original, decreasing overall steel consumption and reducing the need for lengthy overhauls. 1,005 2 317,000 “Heavy metal getting lighter” TONS/LIFETIME MONTHS L/LIFETIME SSAB EcoUpgraded Fuel consumption, fully loaded 220 L/h Fuel consumption, unladen 120 L/h Vehicle usage per year 7,300 h/year Weight critical transport 50% Service lifetime 10 years Steel saved by increased wear resistance24,500 kg/lifetime Weight reduction 2,500 kg Total weight upgraded parts 8,600 kg Curb weight 69,000 kg Total payload 91,000 kg Maximum weight 160,000 kg
  10. 10. WE WANT TO DO MORE!
  11. 11. The HYBRIT project ► SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall announced on April 4, 2016, the launch of a project HYBRIT (Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology) that, if proven feasible, can solve the steel industry’s carbon dioxide challenge. ► The aim is to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions from ironmaking by eliminating the need to use fossil fuel for iron ore reduction. The idea is to replace the blast furnaces with an alternative process, using hydrogen produced from “clean” electricity. ► This means that the by-product from ironmaking would be water not carbon dioxide. Iron ore pellets H2 + += Sponge ironHydrogen Water
  12. 12. The project ► Pre-feasibility study 2016-2017 ► Feasibility study-pilot plant trials 2018-2024 ► Demonstration plant trials 2025-2035 13

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