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CSE's Green Rating Project findings discussed in the Parliament of India

Based on the findings of the environmental, health, safety, local community relations and sustainability issues of major Indian steel plants as studied by CSE's Green Rating Project, Members of Parliament in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha raised questions on the poor performance of sector to the Union Ministers of Environment and Steel respectively. Date: 10 December 2012 Read full document: Parliament discusses CSE's Steel sector Green Rating Project  

Pollution in Sponge Iron Industry

Sponge iron process will dominate Indian Steel Sector very soon. But its manufacturing process, based on coal, is highly polluting. The repercussions are already visible near sponge iron factories. Public rage is widespread. Read more (pdf)

Paper Through Time

 The business of paper manufacturing has been an environmentalist’s nightmare. CSE had rated this industry's performance twice (in 1999 and 2004) and found them wanting on many counts. We continue to track India’s large scale pulp and paper industry. Our 2014 report, published in the form of a fact sheet, concludes the industry has made creditable improvements on several fronts, but it still has a long way to go. Read more (pdf)  

Pollution in Sponge Iron Industry

By: Sanjeev Kumar Kanchan Sponge iron process will dominate Indian Steel Sector very soon. But its manufacturing process, based on coal, is highly polluting. The repercussions are a;ready visible near sponge iron factories. Public rage is widespread. Read more (pdf)

Ecological and economic profile of the caustic-chlorine industry

There are broadly two categories of industries. Explained simply, one makes the final product the way we see them on the shelves and one supplies the raw material or intermediate product to make the final products. The manufacturing industry depends on the intermediary industry. The manufacturing industry is at the forefront, normally facing the brunt for any environmental pollution while the intermediary industry remains obscure from the public gaze.

Pollution and control in steel industry

Steel industry is complex and highly pollution intensive. Way ahead, the sector is growing rapidly, so at every stage of steel making, better efficiency and pollution control is inevitable. Read more (pdf)

Scientists discover green way to produce steel

Closer scrutiny by NGO Centre for Science and Environment, however, shows the process is not quite as CO2 emission-free as claimed Early in May, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced the discovery of a new method of producing steel that is free of CO2 emissions. The process, known as molten oxide electrolysis (MOE), was initially employed to generate oxygen. The product generated was oxygen and, astonishingly, steel.

Best Available Techniques for Indian Iron and Steel Sector

This document briefly lists the best available techniques (BAT) for design, technology and operational performance of the Indian Iron and Steel sector. For each technique under different iron and steel manufacturing processes, the Indian best practice and the global best practice has been presented. The Indian best practice figures represent the values observed from the Centre for Science and Environment’s Green Rating Project (GRP) study of the sector in India for the year 2009-10.

Hills of greyville

Fast-expanding steel industry yet to find an effective way to reuse its waste product, slag The road to Tarkera village in Rourkela offers an unusual sight: grey hillocks amid lush green hills. The strange addition to the landscape is slag, a waste product of the steel industry, which has piled up over decades.