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SMA Participates in the DOE Industrial Decarbonization Roundtable with Energy Secretary Granholm and National Climate Advisor McCarthy

Washington DC: Decarbonizing the industrial sector is critical to meeting the nation’s climate goals. On September 7, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the “Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap”—a comprehensive report that identifies four key pathways to reduce industrial emissions through innovation in American manufacturing. The roadmap emphasizes the urgency of deep decarbonization across the domestic industrial sector and presents a staged research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) agenda for industry and government that will deliver the technologies needed to dramatically reduce emissions.

Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) president Philip K. Bell stated, “We are pleased to share ideas with DOE leadership and our industry colleagues about the important role the American steel industry plays as a leader in low carbon intensity steel production. We applaud the release of the roadmap and the emphasis it places on sustainability. As a major stakeholder, the SMA is proud to have provided input to the new @ENERGY report that identifies four pathways to reduce industrial emissions and move the U.S. closer to a clean energy future for all. America’s EAF steel producers are leading the way to a lower carbon future both domestically and abroad. For more information, click here. To see the recording of the live-streamed event, click here. (SMA’s remarks start at timestamp 48:08)