From the category archives:


LanzaTech producing ethanol from industrial waste gas

August 25, 2009

We’re always pleased to hear about new technologies that aim to get the steel industry on the right side of the environmental impact debate – see ArcelorMittal and ThyssenKrupp announcements. So we’re happy to relay the announcement from LanzaTech in New Zealand regarding their technology to deal with carbon monoxide. Here’s what they say: LanzaTech […]

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ArcelorMittal launches Clean Technology VC Fund

July 11, 2008

As if in response to point 5 of this article on how to respond to high steel prices, ArcelorMittal is putting money into a venture capital fund investing in clean technologies in addition to establishing a carbon fund to generate carbon credits that will help in complying with the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. The venture […]

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High steel prices tell us what to do

June 9, 2008

Martin Wolf, as he often does, wrote an interesting column in the Financial Times recently called The market sets high oil prices to tell us what to do. As $1,000/ton steel becomes an accepted fact of life it’s worth asking what the market is telling us to do about high steel prices. Martin Wolf offers […]

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MMK’s New Steel International Final EPA Permits

May 7, 2008

MMK’s planned steel mill in southern Ohio just received final permits from the Ohio EPA. You will be able to see the permits (though they’re not yet online) at the Ohio EPA site. A number of other application documents were linked to from this post back in February.

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MMK Ohio Steel Plant Application Details

February 21, 2008

This link will take you to the Ohio EPA page for New Steel International, the working title of MMK’s proposed steel mill investment in Haverhill or Franklin, OH. Deep in the detail you will see estimates of the facility size. It’s not clear exactly how big the facility will be. The plan is to build […]

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ThyssenKrupp’s ‘clean’ Blast Furnace in Duisburg

February 11, 2008

And on the subject of ThyssenKrupp, here’s a short video from DeutscheWelle (in English) describing the start up of the ThyssenKrupp number 8 blast furnace in Duisburg.

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