ArcelorMittal and GM agree to X-carb steel partnership

ArcelorMittal North America’s Dofasco facility in Hamilton, Ontario, will supply General Motors with its XCarb recycled and renewably produced (RRP) steel, which boasts reduced CO2 emissions compared to many other carbon steel products, Kallanish understands.

The company produces XCarb in its electric arc furnace (EAF) with 70-90% scrap and does not use carbon offsets. According to the ArcelorMIttal, the CO2 impact has been verified by an independent party for Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Scope 1-3 emissions. Additionally, the company shares that its steelmaking process uses renewable electricity sources.

“As a global leader in the steel industry, we are making smarter steels for people and planet, and XCarb RRP is one of the smartest steels around. It is steel with physically lower CO2 emissions, which will help drive the achievement of ArcelorMittal’s goal to be carbon neutral. We are proud to join GM in their march toward a zero emissions future,” said North American cmo of ArcelorMittal, Peter Leblanc.

The Dofasco plant is moving to direct-reduced iron (DRI) EAF steelmaking from blast furnace steelmaking. The transition is said to reduce carbon emissions by 60%.

Kristen DiLandro USA