New steelmaking technology could pose major threat to future demand for metallurgical coal

first_imgNew steelmaking technology could pose major threat to future demand for metallurgical coal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:German manufacturing giant Thyssenkrupp has completed a successful, first-of-its-kind demonstration of running a steel furnace completely on hydrogen, a development that is likely to further dent the future prospects for the global coal industry.The company successfully demonstrated the ability for hydrogen to be used to fuel a steel blast furnace, and Thyssenkrupp sees the achievement as the first step towards transitioning the manufacturing industry towards zero-emissions steel production. The use of hydrogen to fuel the blast furnaces in steel production also provides a pathway for using renewable hydrogen, potentially eliminating the dependence of the industry on coal.“Today is a groundbreaking day for the steel industry,” chairman of Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe Premal Desai told Renew Economy in an interview in Sydney. “We are doing pioneering work here. The use of hydrogen is the key lever for climate-neutral steel production. Today’s test is another step in the transformation of our production, which will culminate in green steel.As part of the demonstration conducted in its ‘furnace 9’, Thyssenkrupp fed hydrogen into one of 28 tuyeres, or nozzles, that otherwise supply coal into the blast furnace. Following the successful trial, Thyssenkrupp plans to scale up the injection to all 28 tuyeres within the furnace and aims to eventually run at least three furnaces completely on hydrogen by 2023.Thyssenkrupp is one of the world’s largest steel producers and produces around 12 million tonnes of crude steel annually. The company has committed to achieving a 30 per cent reduction in the company’s emissions by 2030. The company is also aiming to become carbon neutral by 2050.It’s a huge development in the use of zero-emissions and renewable energy supplies in the manufacture of industrial products like steel and presents a major threat to the coal industry. In conventional blast furnaces around 300 kilograms of coking coal and 200 kilograms of pulverised coal are used in the production of a tonne of pig iron.More: Another nail in coal’s coffin? German steel furnace runs on renewable hydrogen in world firstlast_img read more

Arsenal legend Ian Wright names the club who cannot afford to miss out on Premier League top-four finish

first_img Comment Advertisement Cardiff 1-2 Chelsea: Press conference with Maurizio SarriTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:55FullscreenCardiff 1-2 Chelsea: Press conference with Maurizio Sarrihttps://metro.co.uk/video/cardiff-1-2-chelsea-press-conference-maurizio-sarri-1895850/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘The fans helped us to get third place. We work every day to be in third place, now we must stay in this position.‘I would like to score away from home too but if we win that’s all that is important. We are more confident, everybody knows what we have to do.’Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, meanwhile, said after the Liverpool defeat that he was still confident of Tottenham’s top-four prospects.‘We are all disappointed but at the same time we have to be happy with our second half performance,’ the Spurs boss, who was serving a touchline ban at Anfield, said.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘We were a little bit unlucky to concede the second goal when we should have been ahead because we dominated Liverpool, who are a very good team.‘No one wants to lose but it’s a different defeat than the ones we suffered against Southampton or Burnley. We cannot say it’s positive but now we start from zero and we can achieve what we want.‘I was telling the players in the changing room we have seven games and we are in top four and we need to compete.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s a mini league and, playing the way we played today, I think we can achieve the top four.’MORE: Bellerin mocks Tottenham as Arsenal leapfrog north London rivals with Newcastle win Arsenal legend Ian Wright (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright has named the club who cannot afford to miss out on a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.With six weeks left of the 2018-19 campaign, four teams – Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea – are battling it out for the last two Champions League places.Arsenal climbed to third in the table on Monday evening as they clinched a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United.The Gunners’ north London rivals Tottenham remain in fourth but are stuttering at a crucial part of the season, losing four of their last five games.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityRevitalised Manchester United are just one point below Spurs in fifth while Chelsea remain in the mix on 60 points.AdvertisementAdvertisementAll four teams will be desperate to finish in the top four but Arsenal hero Wright believes Tottenham will be affected the most if they miss out.‘Spurs,’ Wright said when asked the question. ‘With the new stadium and having not made the signings, being in the top four is a must.‘They can’t go into that new stadium without Champions League football. Tottenham are faltering in the Premier League under Mauricio Pochettino (Picture: Getty)‘If they don’t have money for signings and no Champions League football can they attract players of the right sort?’Arsenal took a huge step in securing a top-four finish as they beat Newcastle at the Emirates on Monday thanks to goals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette.Speaking after the win, Lacazette said: ‘It was a big game tonight, a tough game. The coach said we had to be patient and efficient in the box and we did that.‘It’s always like this against Newcastle. We are happy. I can feel the difference in the atmosphere from last season, now we can maybe go to the Champions League. Arsenal legend Ian Wright names the club who cannot afford to miss out on Premier League top-four finish Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Apr 2019 11:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link967Shares Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham: Press conference with Mauricio PochettinoTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:10FullscreenLiverpool 2-1 Tottenham: Press conference with Mauricio Pochettinohttps://metro.co.uk/video/liverpool-2-1-tottenham-press-conference-mauricio-pochettino-1895838/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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