On 24 February, ArcelorMittal brought together the latest XCarb® initiatives in Paris with our leading decarbonisation experts from all fields to answer the most acute questions from visitors to the French public works forum.
Every five years, a couple of months before the French presidential election, the Forum of the French federation of public works gathers the most important players in this field, from industrial partners to stakeholders at the highest level. The main candidates in the French election participate in an interactive panel discussion around the theme of the forum, which this year was “Investing in the ecological transition” (Investir la transition écologique). The debate focused on the actions to be taken to meet the challenges of the climate emergency and the need to decarbonise the public works sector. It was an excellent opportunity for our ArcelorMittal experts to point out the advantages of steel solutions, especially when complemented by XCarb® initiatives.
On our 18 m2 booth, colleagues from all ArcelorMittal Europe entities led discussions on XCarb® green steel certificates, XCarb® recycled and renewably produced, EcoSheetPile™ Plus, Steligence®, around our interactive city touch screen and animations displayed on the screens. They talked about the recently announced investments in France and our industrial plans that are flourishing all around Europe. They also answered the many questions of the students eager to know more about the role of the steel industry in a decarbonising world.
Our colleagues who made the trip to Paris were particularly satisfied by the quality of the contacts taken with some potential commercial partners who showed a great interest for our XCarb® initiatives.
Eager to know more about our XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel and XCarb® green steel certificates? Watch the animations below:
XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel is made from recycled steel using 100% renewable electricity in an Electric Arc Furnace.
XCarb® green steel certificates are specifically designed for ArcelorMittal’s flat steel products made from iron ore in a blast furnace. In Belgium, it is about reducing our CO2 emissions by 3.9 million tonnes a year by 2030.