Tag: Steel Manufacturers Association

SMA President Philip K. Bell Talks Green Steel with NPR Marketplace Morning Report

Today’s Marketplace Morning Report, which airs on about 800 National Public Radio stations and reaches an estimated 14 million listeners a week, included a segment called “The steel sector is carbon-intensive. ‘Green steel’ could be a game changer.” “We have an existing and proven way that’s fully commercialized and done on a large scale to […]

SMA President Philip K. Bell Quoted in Houston Chronicle

Most U.S. steel plants use “electric furnaces, which are less emissions intensive, and the gains of switching to hydrogen would be relatively small,” Phillip Bell, president of the Steel Manufacturers Association, told the Houston Chronicle (“Customers for clean hydrogen remain hazy, even as Biden spends billions, by James Osborne, May 3, 2023). “The problem with […]

New Report Indicates Significant Scrap Is Available to Support Global Steel Decarbonization

WASHINGTON — The global steel industry has an opportunity to make greater use of ferrous scrap in steel production to lower greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize the industry, according to a new report made public today by the Steel Manufacturers Association. Compared to traditional ore-based steel manufacturing processes, steel production using recycled scrap emits an […]

SMA Celebrates the Release of the GSCC Steel Climate Standard

The Global Steel Climate Council (GSCC) today released a draft of The Steel Climate Standard, a global standard to measure and report steel carbon emissions. The Steel Manufacturers Association is a founding member of GSCC, which today has nearly 40 member companies. Together they have steelmaking or scrap processing operations in 79 countries. The standard […]

SMA President: Market Pressure Can Spur Solutions to Emissions, Capacity Challenges

Speaking today at a meeting of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC) at OECD headquarters in Paris, SMA President Philip K. Bell encouraged policymakers to take into account the way market forces and technological breakthroughs can help the steel industry find answers to some of its toughest challenges, including reducing emissions and avoiding […]

SMA President Philip K. Bell Quoted in Politico

Talks between the United States and the European Union on steel tariffs and carbon emissions are “in a difficult place, but [negotiators] still have got plenty of time” to reach an agreement, SMA President Philip K. Bell tells Politico (“U.S., EU search for climate truce — and a united front against China,” March 10, 2023). About the SMA […]

Steel Manufacturers Association Supports Congressional Steel Caucus Message to Biden Administration

WASHINGTON — The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) stands proudly with the Congressional Steel Caucus as it urges the Biden administration to step up its defense of the American steel industry against unjust international trade schemes and dirty steel imports, SMA President Philip K. Bell announced today. In a February 22 letter to the White House, […]

Ty Garrison Elected Chairman of Steel Manufacturers Association

WASHINGTON — The board of directors of the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) announces the election of Ty Garrison of Commercial Metals Company as chairman. Garrison is senior vice president–operations at CMC, where he leads operations and commercial teams in the United States and Poland along with supply chain and engineering functions. Ty joined the CMC […]

SMA Statement on WTO Panel Reports

“We support the United States Government’s refusal to accept the conclusions of today’s World Trade Organization (WTO) Panel reports involving challenges to the United States’ Section 232 national security measures on steel. Issues of national security should not be reviewed via the WTO dispute settlement process. Furthermore, the WTO has no power to dictate how […]