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Chinese steel industry struggling to reduce emissions

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14 March 2014

Chinese steel industry struggling to reduce emissions

Report summary

The Chinese steel industry is being blamed as one of the main sources of the toxic smog blanketing the Hebei province. This has forced the Chinese government to take serious action, temporarily shutting some steel plants and putting in place stricter emissions regulations.  This insight calculates the likely cost to steel plants of complying with the new regulations and the implications to the Chinese steel industry and iron ore supply.

Table of contents

    • Sources of airborne emissions
      • Table 1: Sources of air pollutants
    • Emission reduction on track, but with a long way to go
    • Environmental capital cost and operating cost
    • Implication of emission reduction on steel industry
      • Cost escalation
      • Pellet/Lump premium
      • Capacity Closure

Tables and charts

This report includes 9 images and tables including:

  • Chart 1: Dust and soot, SO2 emission rates of CISA key enterprises
  • Chart 2 SO2 emission (kg/tonne-steel)
  • Chart 3 Dust and soot emission (kg/tonne-steel)
  • Chart 4 Environmental capex (US$/tonne-steel)
  • Chinese steel industry struggling to reduce emissions: Image 5
  • Chart 5 Environmental opex (US$/tonne-steel)
  • Chinese steel industry struggling to reduce emissions: Table 2
  • Chart 6: Environmental opex for steel plants with backward and advanced in emission reduction (RMB/tonne crude steel)
  • Chinese steel industry struggling to reduce emissions: Table 1

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