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Improving ’Green’ Steel Process Using Hydrogen Instead of Carbon

Steel, a crucial industrial material produced in large quantities globally, serves various purposes due to its strength and affordability, being utilized in construction, appliances, transportation, and more. However, steel production is environmentally costly, contributing to a significant 7 to 11% of human-made greenhouse gas emissions, making the steel industry the fifth-largest producer of carbon dioxide if it were an individual nation. To address the mounting pressure from governments and investors to reduce emissions, the steel sector is exploring green steel initiatives that utilize hydrogen instead of carbon-intensive methods. Binghamton University's Professor Guangwen Zhou has been awarded a $470,700 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate hydrogen-based direct reduction on an atomic level, aiming to understand the complex reactions and identify pathways for enhancing efficiency and reducing iron oxide at high temperatures. The research comes at a crucial time when cutting carbon emissions is a pressing global concern, and Zhou's work has the potential to offer valuable insights into advancing greener steel production.

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    • Ajema Lydiah

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      going green by reducing carbon emissions is what we need to achieve

      • Gorffly mokua

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        Incredible! This Will greatly cut carbon emissions.

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