Sunday, March 3, 2024

British Steel seeks planning permission for Scunthorpe’s electric arc furnace

British Steel has submitted a planning application to North Lincolnshire Council for its proposed Electric Arc Furnace in Scunthorpe.

The company says the proposed furnace, like the one at Teesside, is central to ambitions  to transform British Steel in to a clean and sustainable business by adopting electric arc furnace steelmaking at both sites.

The company says Electric Arc Furnace technology is the only solution to significantly reducing its carbon emissions in a relatively short period of time. A spokesman said: “It is prudent to evaluate different operational scenarios to help us achieve our goals and we are continuing to assess our options. However, we firmly believe electrification will provide a rapid and sustainable solution to our decarbonisation challenge.

“Our proposals remain subject to the appropriate support from the UK Government with whom we remain in talks.”

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