China leads global drive toward more electricity-based steelmaking

By IM Staff
Published: Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Increased availability of scrap in China and more stringent pollution controls are boosting the proportion of EAF-based production in the nation's steelmaking capacity, delegates heard at a steel and iron conference in Vietnam.

China is the principal driver of growth in electricity-based steelmaking globally, an effort that is supported by the country’s ecological policies and the increasing availability of scrap steel, experts said at a recent industry forum.

By 2030, around 33% of China’s steel is expected to be produced using electric-arc furnaces...

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