BSL’s technology completely replaces the need for sintering and induration processes which are very energy intensive and account for approximately 15% of carbon emissions from the global steel industry¹. Sintering and induration are also responsible for a large proportion of the particulate emissions from steel production as well as significant amounts of other pollutants. The outcome is a dramatic impact on emissions and energy usage compared to current sintering and induration processes.
Our technology enables reductions of:
- up to 80% in energy usage
- up to 70% in carbon dioxide (CO2 e) emissions
- up to 100% in sulphur oxides (SOx)
- up to 99% in nitrogen oxide (NOx)
Annual emissions from the steel industry are estimated as equivalent to 2.6bn metric tonnes per annum (Worldsteel), so BSL’s technology could prevent the emission of up to 390 million tonnes of carbon per annum. This is equivalent to the total annual emissions of South Africa or approximately 1% of global emissions every year.
 Wood Mackenzie