Steel as a resource
Steel can be produced cleanly and recycled again and again without loss. This means it complies with the principle of sustainability like almost no other material. Steel power is a driving force for the German economy. Around 60 percent of production value in the manufacturing sector is steel-intensive.
Steel is 100% recyclable and can be melted down an infinite number of times.
Holistic approach and sustainability
The more frequently steel is recycled, the smaller its environmental footprint.
Recycling, CO2 and Europe.
Way 1 - Blast Furnace
Around 70% of crude steel is still produced using coke. However, this form of extraction is increasingly viewed critically.
Way 2 - Arc furnace
The electric steel route describes production in the electric arc furnace. This route is often seen as a bridging technology for green steel.
New - Green steel
Fossil-free green steel is decarbonized steel. CO2 is either completely avoided or captured and converted or stored.