Decarbonization of Industry: Steel

December 29, 2021 | State of the Market Report

The steelmaking sector emits more than 2 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide per year, driven primarily by emissions from the consumption of coal and natural gas. In this report, we use the Lux Decarbonization Framework to assess the technologies available to decarbonize the steel sector. The report outlines the challenges in decarbonizing steel and categorizes the emission abatement technologies according to their complexity, ease of adoption, and potential for emission reduction.


  • Industrials
  • Oil and Gas
  • Utilities

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Lux Decarbonization Radar provides a technology roadmap for the decarbonization of steel
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • The steelmaking process
  • Decarbonization of steel
  • DECARBONIZATION OF STEELMAKING Transformational Technologies
  • DECARBONIZATION OF STEEL The Lux Decarbonization Radar provides a technology roadmap for the decarbonization of steel
  • Outlook

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