new energy in the steel industry support the sustainable development.
The worldwide growth of economies and populations has caused an immense increase in demand for energy. Energy prices have always been volatile, a trend that is expected to continue and perhaps even worsen in the years ahead.
steel industries as the largest energy consuming sector in the world. They account for 15% of the world’s industrial energy consumption – across the globe, steel industries are highly energy intensive. Of the total cost of producing steel, 20% is spent on energy.Steel is essential to the technologies and solutions to meet society’s everyday needs, today and in the future. It is central to current transport systems, infrastructure, housing, manufacturing, agriculture, water and energy supply.so it make the steel industry pay more attention on the new conservation technologies.substitution of fuels,and the development of new steelmaking process that are more environmentally friendly, in order to reduce the industry’s reliance on energy sources.
The increasing cost of energy and its current and future availability highlights the need to refocus attention on energy conservation in steel production. The steel industry uses energy to turn iron ore and scrap metal into steel. Hundreds of the products we use every day are made of steel. It is a very hard,durable metal and it must be heated to very high temperatures to manufacture it. Producing those high temperatures takes a lot of energy. But there is good news-owing that the technology developed, the industry has reduced its energy consumption by 45% per tonne of steel. New technology has made steel stronger so that less is needed for many applications. The use of recycled steel also saves energy – it requires around 60% less energy to recycle steel using Electric Arc Furnace technology than to make it from iron ore using blast furnaces. Today, two-thirds of new steel is made from recycled scrap, making steel the world’s leading recycled product.
Over the years, the industry has demonstrated important developments and improvements measurable through indicators and targets that have been achieved. Via sustainable management of the environment and its finite resources, the steel industry recognizes that it has a significant responsibility to tackle the global climate challenge.
Offering the energy industry a complete range of products and solutions relating to each step of the energy lifecycle, from production to transformation and transport, has become a priority for steel manufacturers. Wind energy, for example, requires specific and reliable foundation solutions adapted to high loads and dynamics but which are also able to reduce the total environmental footprint
Solar technology can collect the sun’s energy via two different methods, namely photovoltaic cells or with collectors heated by the sun. Solar power plants require various long steel products,and the corrosion protection of hot dip galvanizing helps ensure that such products are virtually maintenance free.
Biomass, as a renewable energy source, is biological material from living matter. It can either be used directly, or converted into other energy products such as biofuel. Biomass helps to reduce the global human environmental footprint by recycling waste into energy.
Now new energy application make the steel industry play a more important role in the sustainable development