CELSA Group transforms Nervacero’s the melting furnace to reduce the plant’s annual CO2 emissions by 10%
- The intervention in the furnace of CELSA Group’s facilities in Nervacero will be financed by IDEA, as an investment to improve energy efficiency.
- Currently the group already has one of the most sustainable steel production models, compared to most of the sector’s, since it uses electric arc furnaces, but works to eliminate emissions in the rest of the phases of the production process that still require the use of natural gas.
January 25th, 2023.- CELSA Group, a leading company in Europe in the manufacturing of circular and low-emission steel, has carried out the transformation of the melting furnace of the Nervacero steel mill (Basque Country), to make it even more efficient and reduce CO2 emissions derived from the smoke purification process which uses natural gas as energy.
Thanks to the transformation of the furnace, Nervacero’s CO2 emissions as a whole will be reduced by 10% per year and natural gas consumption will decrease by 12% to 452Kw/t of steel produced.
To this end, the company will request financing through the IDAE as an investment to improve energy efficiency.
Nervacero’s electric arc furnace until now included a smoke purification system that consumed natural gas. After the investment made, the furnace will be similar to the ones that the Group has in the rest of its facilities in Spain, and that has a more environmentally sustainable scrap melting process.
For the director of the Nervacero plant, Pablo Beitia, “the transformation of the furnace in our facilities is, without a doubt, a great step forward in the decarbonization objectives that the company has set, not just for Nervacero but for all of CELSA Group”. “Likewise, this initiative will help us improve energy efficiency, something really necessary today due to the increase and variability of energy prices,” adds Beitia.
CELSA Group’s objectives: to be 100% circular and Net Positive
The initiative to reduce emissions and improve efficiency in Nervacero is in line with the company’s strategy and its sustainability roadmap, which has set itself the objective of reducing its CO2 emissions (scope 1 and 2) by 50% by 2030 (compared to 2019 in CO2 intensity) and becoming a Net Positive company by 2050.
Regarding its circularity objectives, CELSA Group expects to reach 98% circularity in 2030, and complete its circularity and be a Zero Waste company in 2050.
About CELSA Group
CELSA Group is the first European producer of low-emission circular steel with the largest circular supply chain in Europe. It recycles ferrous scrap to produce steel in electric arc furnaces, using the most sustainable technology and the most environmentally and energy efficient.
The company is made up of 6 business groups and has 120 work centers, 7 steel mills, 11 rolling mills and 45 recycling plants, as well as transformation and distribution companies, which generate direct, indirect and induced employment for more than 70,000 professionals. It is present in Spain, France, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Ireland.
The group works to solve the greatest systemic risks on the planet: the depletion of resources and the fight against climate change. To this end, it has set itself the objectives of reducing itsCO2 emissions by 50% and reaching 98% circularity by 2030 and completing its circularity and being a Net Positive company in 2050.
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