Hot Briquetted Iron: trials in progress

Reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is one of the priorities of the steel industry in the world. One of the fastest decarbonisation option is to switch steel production from conventional converters to electric arc furnaces. This will involve the increase of scrap demand and the potential scarcity of such valuable raw material. Železiarne Podbrezová (ZP) … Continued

Environmental Product Declaration: continuous casting billets

Just one month after the publication of its first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), Železiarne Podbrezová (ZP) announces the issuance of a second document concerning continuous casting billets. In doing so, after the publication of the declaration concerning seamless hot-rolled tubes, the ZP Group continues its initiative devoted to transparency and a centrality of environmental issues. … Continued

EPD. ZP’s Environmental Product Declaration document

Železiarne Podbrezová (ZP) is pleased to announce the publication of its first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The document reports the environmental performance of our seamless hot rolled pipes. These products today are employed in areas such as power production, fluid transport, mechanical and construction processing. The EPD certification is an essential tool that allows the … Continued

Biocarbon: a precious resource for electric arc furnaces

A webinar dedicated to the theme of climate neutrality was held on 7th September in which our Green Manager, Ing. Luca Orefici, participated as a speaker. Furthermore, after the meeting, an interview was held which was subsequently published in the Scenarios / Experts’ corner section of the September issue of La Metallurgia Italiana. Among the … Continued

Cogeneration: a 20 year-long practice in ZP

We have been producing combined power and heat for twenty years. View of the gas turbine of the cogeneration unit (on the lower left); in the background, the boiler of the cogeneration unit. The cogeneration unit, also known as steam-gas plant, replaced the outdated technology of separate electricity and steam production in 2001. Our company … Continued

ZP: a virtual example of an increasingly attentive steel production

Steel production is undoubtedly associated with unclean and polluting activities, affecting the environment and the neighbouring communities. In recent years, however, this conjecture proved to be no longer valid. In fact, more and more steel mills are now capable of complying with strict environmental regulations and integrate themselves with local communities. Our steelmaking plant, Zeleziarne … Continued

A roadmap toward Net Zero by 2050

A large number of nations and companies are expressing their intention or commitment to achieve climate neutrality within a few decades. The awareness of the risks associated with inaction with respect to climate change is supporting this drive. Moreover, there is a clear trend in the market to privilege and valorise products and services that … Continued

The path to Green Steel production

By 2050, the European Union will become climate neutral. This is the long-term vision of the European Commission, it is the goal that single nations are going to set for themselves and the purpose we are embracing as citizens. The way to achieve this objective will be difficult and will radically change our society. Therefore, … Continued