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Transformation of the steel industry

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CO2 Near Zero

Emissions reductions of up to 75 % are already possible for flat steel products compared to conventional blast furnace steel.

One problem - one goal

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Avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions

Hydrogen as a solution element

Innovations such as direct reduction with green hydrogen and electric arc furnaces with high scrap input are intended to reduce the use of fossil fuels in steel production and thus contribute to lowering greenhouse gas emissions and achieving climate targets. 
The primary aim is to avoid and replace coal consumption in the blast furnaces, but also the use of natural gas in other processes.  

A key element of the solution is hydrogen (H2). Hydrogen is to be produced step by step from water and electricity using purely renewable energy sources (green hydrogen). In the transition period, production from natural gas also offers considerable potential for improvement (gray hydrogen).

3 ways of solution

Route 1 - Blast furnace

Around 70% of crude steel is still produced using coke. However, this form of extraction is increasingly viewed critically.

Route 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. CO 2 is either completely avoided or captured and converted or stored.

Navigating the future

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A model with standardised rules

Low Emission Steel Standard (Less)

LESS is an initiative of the German Steel Federation, which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) and aims to accelerate the development of demand for CO2-reduced steel and enable initial sales markets. LESS is designed in particular to accompany the transformation of the steel industry with a labelling system that can be used to map the step-by-step path to climate neutrality and make it possible to compare different steel products. The standard offers steel users the opportunity to track the progress made in reducing climate-relevant emissions in steel production on the basis of standardised rules and to integrate it into their own sustainability strategies.



Stahlo applies LESS - 3 examples of transparency - LESS is an initiative of the German Steel Federation, which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK)

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Navigating the future

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Implementing transformation

The Stahlo Steel Compass

Environmental awareness is growing worldwide and increasingly demands that you also reduce your company's CO2-footprint. Purchasing energy-intensive products such as steel often offers the greatest optimization leverage.

Our Steel CompassTM helps you to calculate your supply chain emissions for your flat steel portfolio and plan sustainable targets until 2030 to promote transparency and informed decisions.

Steel Compass testing

Discover DMP

Digital material passport


Automated verification

PDF was yesterday. Paper was the day before yesterday!

Yesterday:  We have been providing material certificates digitally as PDFs for years.

Today: With our DMP, we are going one step further and will also be offering our certificates in machine-readable form in future.

Tomorrow: Customer plants can use the DMP for real-time automation of material data.

Stahlo is revolutionizing the steel industry with the Digital Material Passport (DMP), which is much more than a PDF replacement for material test certificates. It provides machine-readable data and seamless integration with software solutions to ensure transparency throughout the supply chain. 

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Reliable proof

Digital passport for steel coils

Blockchain notarization ensures the reliability of official documents and enables the integration of specific emission data and payloads into Stahlo's digital material passport in addition to chemical and mechanical values.

The Stahlo DMP can become a crucial basis for digital product passports (DPP), which are intended to promote the circular economy. Product passports will gradually become mandatory for many products. In the future, these passports will enable the transfer of product data along value chains, as in Catena-X, a leading ecosystem in the automotive sector. We offer compliant data formats for such ecosystems in order to reliably pass on information such as payloads and CO2-emission values.

Green steel agenda

Supply chain and DMP

The Digital Material Passport is forgery-proof transparency and thus represents an indispensable asset for the supply chain.

General framework

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Three requirements

Key elements of transformation

For industrial decarbonization to be successful, three elements must be successfully regulated by political decision-makers at national and European level:

  1. A reinforced carbon leakage protection,
  2. Faster access to alternative energies,
  3. Increased financial support!

In Kyoto fing alles an

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European Green Deal: climate neutrality by 2050

Ziele DE & EU
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Greenhouse gas emissions: Germany to become climate-neutral by 2045

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April 20, 2021: European Climate Law comes into force

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CO2- border adjustment mechanism: introduction in the EU

März 2021
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Green Deal: enshrine the goal of climate neutrality in law from 2050

Dez 2019
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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Special report 1.5°C global warming

Okt 2018
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History was made on December 12, 2015: The Paris Agreement

Dez 2015
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The climate protection instrument: introduction of the EU Emissions Trading System

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Framework Convention on Climate Change: The adoption of the Kyoto Protocol

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CO2 Near Zero

Emissions reductions of up to 75 % are already possible for flat steel products compared to conventional blast furnace steel.