The steel industry is one well-known for consuming a great deal of energy, but the energy efficiency of POSCO's processes is very high. Not only this, but there is a limit to its efforts at cutting back further on greenhouse gases through energy saving efforts only. Thus, POSCO is carrying out a mid-term technology development project, POSCO CO2 Breakthrough Framework, in order to reduce its CO2 emissions.
POSCO focuses its capacity and energy on the research and development of environmentally-friendly products that contribute to reducing greenhouse gases not only during the production processes, but also during their use. We strive to develop and supply energy-saving materials in increasing volumes, such as high-strength steel sheets for automobiles, and high-grade electrical steel plates.
|CO2 reduction throughout the product lifecycle||2,876||5,020||6,308|
|CO2 reduction per annum||288||502||631|
|Sales volume (thousands of tons||357||623||783|
The above figures was calculated by estimating the amount of weight lost when applying HSS (High-Strength Steel) to a Korean automakerí»s passenger vehicle (assumed for the purposes of calculation to have a 2000cc displacement)
|CO2 reduction throughout the product lifecycle||5,463||5,560||6,709|
|CO2 reduction per annum||182||185||183|
|Sales volume (thousands of tons)||181||183||220|
|CO2 reduction throughout the product lifecycle||24,454||33,507||42,779|
|CO2 reduction per annum||1,364||1,861||2,377|
|Sales volume (thousands of tons)||127||173||221|