Severstal affirms 2030 CO2 reduction plan

Russian vertically integrated steelmaker Severstal has set a medium-term goal to reduce the carbon intensity of its CO2 emissions by 10% by December 2030, as compared to 2020, Kallanish notes.

The goal is calculated in accordance with worldsteel methodology and ISO 14404 standards, and is a part of Severstal’s longer-term greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategy, the company says.

The target will be achieved by accomplishing technical re-equipment of the production facilities with the introduction of the best available technologies at all assets. The steps will include construction of a boiler house within the No.10 boiler unit, installation of a gas recovery compressor-free turbine no.16, a system for the recirculation of sinter gases from sinter machines nos. 10 and 11, and the replacement of coke with a hydrocarbon fuel, among a number of other measures. 

These measures combined are set to reduce the intensity of Severstal’s greenhouse emissions from 2,063 tonnes of CO2 per tonne of steel in 2020 to 1,857t of CO2/t of steel in 2030.

In July 2020, the board of directors approved a short-term goal to reduce the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions by 3% by 2023, compared to 2020. Severstal is on track for reducing emissions from 2,063t per tonne of steel to the planned 2,001t, it says.

Achieving the objective set for 2030, Severstal is on course to become one of the world’s top 15 steel producers with lowest intensity of CO2 emissions. Severstal is in the first quartile, with one of the lowest carbon intensity indicators in the industry today, according to wordsteel.

Katya Ourakova UK