Hydrogen energyProject Port Kembla Steelworks Renewables & Emissions Reduction Study
This report describes a site-specific evaluation of potential emissions reduction opportunities at Port Kembla Steelworks including Smart Carbon Usage and Direct Carbon Avoidance technological pathways, an assessment of the technical feasibility of the identified opportunities, and a short list of prioritised options for further consideration.
With the support of ARENA’s Advancing Renewables Program, BlueScope, together with the University of Wollongong, has completed an initial investigation of current low emissions and future emerging decarbonisation technologies relevant to its Port Kembla Steelworks (PKSW). The overarching rationale for the Project is that climate action is central to BlueScope’s purpose to strengthen communities for the future and is one of the Sustainability Outcomes that matters most to BlueScope’s stakeholders. Importantly, climate action is required to achieve the company’s 2030 steelmaking greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity reduction target and 2050 net zero goal. The Project is also aligned with priorities placed by the Australian Federal Government on carbon emissions from Australia’s steel industry, as outlined in its Low Emissions Technology Statement, including the potential use of renewable energy and other enabling technologies relevant to future steel production in Australia.