Heat pumps are crucial to green transition for steel and other industries

27 March 2024

Steel production is a traditional heavy industry but it is also a pioneer of the solutions needed for a greener, less environmentally damaged world. Steel is 100% recyclable and much of the industry turns scrap into new products. But the energy required is huge, even if it can be supplied as green electricity, so there’s an increasing focus on capturing the heat generated by the steel-making process and recycling or redistributing it. The large heat pump technology involved also offers other industries greener energy solutions, writes Nick Powell on EU reporter.

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