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UK scientists discover method to reduce steelmaking’s CO2 emissions by 90%

Researchers from the University of Birmingham have developed a innovative method for existing furnaces to reduce steelmaking’s CO2 emission by nearly 90%. The technology aims to convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide that can be reused in the iron ore reaction, forming “an almost perfect closed carbon loop.” This drastically reduces emission by the amount of coke needed, lowering steelmaking’s emissions by up to 88%. If implemented in the remaining two blast furnaces in the UK, it could save £1.28 billion in 5 years, while reducing the country’s overall emissions by 2.9%.