Our society is addicted to steel. Global demand for steel has risen to 1.4 billion tonnes a year and is set to at least double by 2050, while...
Allwood JM, Cullen JM, McBrien M., Milford RL, Carruth MA, Patel ACH, Cooper DR, Moynihan M (2011) Sustainable Materials: with both eyes open. 384 pages. UIT Cambridge, England. ISBN 978-1-906860-05-9
Steel production is responsible for a quarter of industrial GHG emissions and will require both material and energy efficiency strategies to deliver emissions reductions.
Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions ‘solar power’, is an array of bluish photovoltaic (PV) panels, often visible on residential rooftops.
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