Due to the carbon-intensive process of steelmaking, high levels of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2), remains one of the greatest challenges that the industry faces in achieving environmental friendly and sustainable operations. The International Energy Agency (IEA) notes that as global steel production increases, sustained and substantial efforts to cut emissions are of paramount importance in order to prevent the exponential growth of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This is achieved by prioritizing energy-efficiency improvements, increasing scrap collection, and adopting new technologies that favour low-carbon process routes.
As a responsible corporate citizen of Qatar and the global community, Qatar Steel is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and implementing industry best practices in order to fight climate change. Therefore, Qatar Steel took part in this year’s World Steel Association’s (WSA) CO2 emissions data collection program, and was awarded a certificate of recognition.
The WSA’s ambitious world-wide program required that every steel company measure its CO2 emissions per tonnes of crude steel produced using a specialized CO2 data collection system that they developed, which provides a highly credible overview of emissions for the entire steel industry using a standardized methodology.
As a result of improvements in the Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS), emissions measurements have been more accurately captured. Additionally, Qatar Steel uses low NOx Combustion technology resulting in significant reduction in the emitted amount of NOx.