A carbonless crucible? Forging a UK steel industry

Wilf Lytton and Ryan Shorthouse

July 2022

Since the industrial revolution, steelmaking has formed a critical part of the UK economy. However, existing modes of steel production are carbon-intensive and will need to be rapidly decarbonised for the UK to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

UK steelmakers have faced significant challenges in recent years, especially higher energy prices and global trade distortions. But with the right policies and investment, the UK can have a competitive, world-leading ‘clean steel’ industry. This report outlines the pathways, challenges and policies for the development of a commercial market for clean steel in this country.

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