Options and Strategies from recent research. Supported by results from the INNOPATHS Programme.
The climate goals agreed in Paris Agreement, and the need for ‘net zero’ emissions to stabilise the atmosphere, cannot be achieved without decarbonising energy-intensive industry. At the same, in the UK and EU, many of these sectors – first and foremost, the steel sector which accounts for over 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions – are struggling in a fiercely competitive international business environment. The EU will in July announce its proposals for decarbonising European industry, including a border carbon adjustment.
This webinar, a final outreach event of the major INNOPATHS research programme, will present results of substantial research on the potential and strategies for decarbonising energy intensive industries in Europe. It will also offer a detailed look at scenarios for steel, including the role of recycling and rapidly growing initiatives by some continental steel producers to develop novel, hydrogen-based steel production, and offer insights into the forthcoming EU “Fit for 55” package . A concluding panel will debate the prospects and strategies for the industry in the UK and EU.