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Iron And Steel Industry


Sponge iron’s dirty growth

In the years to come, India's expanding steel production will be largely driven by sponge iron. Sponge iron, also known as direct reduced iron(DRI), is produced from direct reduction of iron ore (in the form of lumps, pellets or fines) by a reducing gas produced from natural gas or coal. Sponge iron gives a cheaper way of producing steel which has a high demand in the market. 

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POSCO’s port halt

By: Sugandh Juneja

South Korean company’s steel plant and port may impact coast, says expert panel The POSCO steel plant and port planned in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district have run into fresh trouble. An expert appraisal committee (EAC) of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests deferred its decision on clearing the port project, saying the South Korean steel giant did not furnish sufficient details.

Press Note: How emissions-intensive are our industries?

 
How emissions-intensive are our industries?

A note on CSE’s latest report, Challenge of the New Balance

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June 1, 2010
Joint meeting organized by IIT-Bombay and CSE.

Challenge of the New Balance

This book is based on a study of the six most energy/emissions-intensive sectors of India, with the aim of determining India's low carbon growth options. The sectors covered are power, steel, aluminium, cement, fertilisers and paper and pulp. Together, these six sectors account for an estimated 61.5 per cent of the total greenhouse gas emissions in India (excluding emissions from agriculture and waste)…
 
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Press Release: How emissions-intensive are our industries?

 

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April 27, 2010

  • Can India meet the emissions target set by government for 2020?
  • What are the implications for a climate constrained future?
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