MIT Homepage: One order of steel, hold the greenhouse gases

Steelmaking, a major emitter of climate-altering gases, could be transformed by a new process developed at MIT.

Anyone who has seen pictures of the giant, red-hot cauldrons in which steel is made — fed by vast amounts of carbon, and belching flame and smoke — would not be surprised to learn that steelmaking is one of the world’s leading industrial sources of greenhouse gases. But remarkably, a new process developed by MIT researchers could change all that.

 

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