Tackling the tough stuff: steel, cement and chemicals

Exploring the difficult pathways to decarbonizing the industrial sector.

On The Carbon Copy podcast this week:

The industrial sector is set to overtake power generation and transportation as the biggest source of planet warming emissions in the U.S. by 2035, according to The Rhodium Group.

The sector’s impact is even greater on the global scale. Industry around the world accounts for more carbon dioxide emissions than all forms of transportation combined — largely driven by steel, cement and chemicals.

There are a lot of ways to decarbonize industry, but the pathways are much less clear than for electricity or automobiles. 

In this episode, we’re joined by Jeff St. John, Maria Gallucci and Julian Spector, who’ve been exploring the varied paths for cleaning up the products that are foundational to the world around us.

Stories we mention in this episode:

  • Canary Media: Cleaning up steel, cement and chemicals is tough — and entirely doable

  • Rhodium Group: Taking stock of U.S. emissions

  • Canary Media: Electrowinning’ could help win the race to clean up dirty steel

  • Latitude Media: The electrolyzer market is caught in limbo

  • Canary Media: To decarbonize cement, the industry needs a full transformation

  • Canary Media: The trillion-dollar quest to make green steel

  • Canary Media: We need green hydrogen to clean up heavy industry. Who’s making it?

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