ArcelorMittal is collaborating with French automotive components manufacturer Lisi Automotive to create components and assembly systems using the steelmaker's low-carbon, sustainably produced XCarb steel. The aim is to reduce the carbon footprint of the vehicle manufacturing process.
"Today, ArcelorMittal can produce wire rod at its plants in Hamburg and Warsaw with less than 700 kg CO2 per tonne of steel, saving up to 70% in CO2 emissions compared to traditional production methods based on the blast furnace route. With the innovative DRI steelmaking method, which is an important part of ArcelorMittal's decarbonisation strategy, the CO2 impact of the products will be further reduced," firms explained.
For Lisi, the use of XCarb steel will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 10,000 tonnes in the production process, representing a reduction in carbon footprint of up to 45%. Lisi says this is equivalent to the emissions of 10,000 Paris-New York journeys for one passenger.
ArcelorMittal is investing heavily in low carbon emission steel production. Earlier this year, it signed a partnership with French automotive supplier Snop to test the use of high-strength, low-carbon emission Usibor steel in structural car parts. As testing continues, the two companies have signed an agreement covering the supply and purchase of other XCarb solutions, including XCarb green steel certifications.