Hyderabad Tata Steel, the UK’s largest steelmaker, said it has adopted its ‘Topscan’ technology, which will reduce CO2 emissions by at least 50,000 tons per year. Installation of the Topscan to the fifth blast furnace is expected to be completed by the end of November 2022.

The steel maker says the technology has the potential to save millions of pounds annually by reducing the amount of coke needed in the furnace. This technology will also play a major role in increasing the stability and efficiency of the furnace.

The ambition is to reduce all CO2 emissions by 30 per cent by 2030 and to become a CO2 neutral steel maker by 2045 – to support the UK’s ambition to be net-zero by 2050, Tata Steel UK added.

Further informing the company that digital technology captures 1,000 data points every 10 seconds and provides Tata Steel technicians with an uninterrupted 3D view of the material placed on top of Port Talbot’s two blast furnaces, saving costs, energy and CO2.

The company recently announced it is formally adopting Science-Based Targets in light of its emission reduction program and carbon neutral steelmaking aspirations. It has worked on a number of projects to reduce CO2 emissions which can now be passed on to customers in the form of a certificate enabling them to make Scope three emission savings. Called Optemis Carbon Lite, the certificate-based insertion scheme – verified by the external third-party assurance organization, DNV – is a flexible offering that allows customers to choose the CO2 intensity reduction they need.

The unit is similar to the technology commissioned on the Blast Furnace four years ago, which already provides insight, cost savings and CO2 reduction, said Tata Steel.

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