CO2e-reduced steel ready for takeoff

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Green light for ground and air

CO2e-reduced steel ready for takeoff

Emissions savings of 80% to 95% compared to the aviation industry average: our customers are poised to take off for new destinations with “green steel,” the production of which is especially environmentally sound. But this low-emission material is also in demand on the ground. In both cases, thyssenkrupp Materials Services is on board. 

When a plane takes to the air on a future flight, it is quite possible that so-called green steel will be on board. Beginning next year, the Swiss Steel Group will deliver exclusively CO2e-reduced steel to our subsidiary thyssenkrupp Aerospace, supplier to globally leading aerospace companies. The manufacturing process of this forged and rolled bright and bar steel results in far lower emissions than the average for the industry. This solution is taking on ever greater importance, especially in the aviation sector. 

Among our customers, we’re seeing a steadily increasing demand for CO2e-reduced material. The aviation industry, in particular, is heavily involved in this area. So we’re pleased to be able to serve this need jointly with a long-standing partner.

Patrick Marous
CEO of thyssenkrupp Aerospace

Showing our colors on the ground as well

Another key industry with a high demand for CO2e-reduced steel is building construction. The well-known profile manufacturer Gebhardt-Stahl, based in Werl, Germany, has recently begun using slit-strip stock made of innovative bluemint® Steel from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe. This material is processed and supplied by thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe, another subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Materials Services. The cooperation promises to have considerable benefits for sustainability, as building construction holds great potential for gains in climate protection. According to UN estimates, buildings and construction accounted for a full 38% of global CO2e emissions in 2020.* Alongside energy use, the choice of materials plays an essential role in this area.

*Source: Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction, UN Environment Programme, 2020.

Cutting a clean figure: the PCF calculator

A change in charge materials can yield a product that achieves a reduction of up to 70% in CO2e emissions and features a high proportion of recyclate. 

The primary material’s reduced CO2 value resulting from its environmentally friendly production is taken up in the PCF calculator – a model for determining a product’s carbon footprint that was developed by thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe and thus far is the only one of its kind on the market. It enables the company to calculate the exact CO2 footprint of a material for its customer along the entire supply chain, “from cradle to gate.” As a leading center for services in the area of steel and aluminum, thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe serves manufacturing companies from the automotive, electrical, construction, furniture, and other industries at twelve locations in six countries. With its long-standing expertise in procurement, consulting, and prefabrication, the processing specialist supplies its diverse customers Europe-wide with tailor-made services and digital solutions in the area of flat steel and nonferrous metals. 

Up to 70% less emissions: bluemint® Steel from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG