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Gary Works project set to reduce its carbon emissions

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United States Steel Corp. signed an agreement to capture up to 50,000 metric tons of carbon emissions a year at its Gary Works blast furnaces.

The project will use CarbonFree’s SkyCycle technology, which mineralizes the carbon dioxide. The emissions would be the equivalent of almost 12,000 passengers cars a year. The agreement's term is 20 years as of the start of service.

“U. S. Steel is setting a precedent for how manufacturers can and must proactively manage their carbon emissions, and CarbonFree is honored to play a role in this legacy,” said Martin Keighley, CEO of CarbonFree, in a press release. “At CarbonFree, we are pioneering profitable carbon capture utilization through disruptive specialty chemical manufacturing using waste carbon dioxide as a primary feedstock.”

Construction of the SkyCycle plant could begin as early as this summer, with operations commencing in 2026.

The agreement is in alignment with U.S. Steel's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2030 and to become net-zero by 2050.

“Innovating to capture carbon at an integrated mill is the latest example of how steel is enabling a more sustainable future,” said Scott Buckiso, senior vice president and chief manufacturing officer of U.S. Steel. “Moreover, U.S. Steel has a history of ‘firsts’ that we’re confidently building on. Using SkyCycle technology for the first project of its kind in North America should benefit the community for generations to come.”

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based U.S. Steel was founded in 1901. More than 4,300 people work at the Gary Works location.


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