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 controlled emission 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 of the State of Qatar and as part of the global industrial community, Qatar Steel is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and implementing industry best practices in order to fight the climate change.
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.
NOx Emissions (in metric tons)
SOx Emissions (in metric tons)
PM (Particulate Matter) (in metric tons)
*Previous years data has been recalculated and corrected following normalisation of the values of flaring emissions
WORLD STEEL Recognition (Climate Change and CO2 Monitoring)
As a part of the global focus on Climate change, Qatar Steel participated in the CO2 emission data collection program for all steel industry. The World Steel Association (WSA) has recognized the participation and granted Qatar Steel with a certificate for the year 2019. For continuous compliance within the World Steel, QPSC has already prepared the voluntary data collection for the year 2020 for their analysis. WSA has set an ambitious program for every steel company in the world to measure its CO2 emissions/ton of crude steel produced using a common methodology. They developed a CO2 data collection system compiling CO2 emission data; and provides a highly credible overview of emissions for the entire steel industry using a standardized methodology.