Tata unveils plans to cut emissions by a quarter

The Tata Steel Group is aiming to reduce its carbon emissions by 10 per cent by 2012 and 25 per cent by 2020, according to the company’s managing director.
HM Nerurkar told the Reuters news agency that the company had set itself a target of cutting carbon emissions from two tonnes per tonne of steel to 1.8 tonnes by 2012 and 1.5 tonnes in about eight years.

Speaking to reporters at an industry conference in Kolkata, Nerurkar said that the firm’s carbon emissions were already below the global industry average of about 2.2 tonnes per tonne of steel, but he insisted that Tata remained committed to delivering deep cuts in emissions.

He added that relatively simple energy efficiency measures would allow the firm to cut emissions to about 1.7 tonnes per tonne of steel, but admitted that the deeper cuts that are planned would prove more challenging.

Source: BusinessGreen