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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.

The second report card

The Indian pulp and paper sector achieves an overall score of 29.1 per cent. It gets the Two Leaves Award for the environmental performance of its life cycle – from sourcing of raw material, to processing of the product and to disposal of effluents. In addition, the Green Rating Project (GRP) has assessed the corporate policy and management systems of each company and has given cognisance to the perceptions of local communities who live around each factory.

Green Rating of Indian Iron and Steel Sector

India is world's fourth largest steel producer. The demand for iron and steel in the country is growing exponentially owing to rapid industrialization and infrastructural demand.  But steel sector is also highly polluting and is categorized as one of the most polluting sector among 17 sectors identified by Central Pollution Control Board.

Green Rating Network

GREEN RATING NETWORK is a countrywide network of volunteers of Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi (CSE) which undertakes surveys and data collection on industries. The volunteers are authorized representatives of CSE to survey the industries assigned to them and collect the required information. Being an important part of CSE’s Green Rating Project (GRP), their contribution helps to provide crucial plant level information.

The other side of SAIL's profits

Date: 5 November 2012 State-owned steel giant’s profits are found increasingly because of raw material (iron ore) subsidies and not due to real economic value addition. This only leads to wastage and poor operational management during steel making, thereby causing higher pollution Read full document: The other side of SAIL's profits.pdf

CLSA bank covers Green Rating Project

CLSA U Research - Long way to green Date: 30 October 2012 Faced with limited resources and competition, few Indian mining/metals companies have improved their green footprint. Regular violations of environmental laws and poor safety track records suggest that steelmakers have a long way to go to achieve best-in-class benchmarks. Stiff regulations, strict enforcement, resource constraints and competitive threats should drive better behaviour. CSE's GRP team explains how increased investor scrutiny can help the green production cause Read the full document: Long way to green