Outokumpu launches stainless steel product with 92% lower carbon footprint than industry average


The stainless steel producer claims the new product has “the lowest emission intensity in the world”.

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Outokumpu has launched Circle Green Core, which it claims has the lowest emissions intensity in the world, with a carbon footprint 92% lower than the global average.

The company says improvements have been made throughout the production chain with reductions in upstream raw material emissions

Biogas, biodiesel, biocoke and low carbon electricity have been used in production to remove 95% of all CO 1 and 2 levels2 emissions. Although these bio-based materials have all been tested before in production, they were used together for the first time in this process.

It examined and optimized the emissions of every production step, from the stainless steel smelting process and power generation to the transportation and production of raw materials. The calculation of the emission reduction includes all the emission perimeters according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol method.

Niklas Wass, Outokumpu’s executive vice president of operations, outlines future plans: “In this first phase, we will focus our efforts on a few strategic customers, but we are already looking at ways to increase production,” he said. he declares.


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