Outokumpu joins a three-year research program Towards Carbon Neutral Metals (TOCANEM) as a part of a consortium of multiple metal industry companies and universities in Finland. By being a part of the research program, Outokumpu can study and develop necessary technologies needed to reach ambitious climate targets. The research program also supports Outokumpu’s industry leading position in sustainability and helps its journey towards carbon neutrality.
Juha Erkkilä, Head of Group Sustainability, Excellence & Reliability at Outokumpu, states that this research program provides access to the best research resources and technologies outside of Outokumpu’s current capabilities. According to him, they are needed for reducing the CO2 emission intensity at Outokumpu where the aim is to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Outokumpu is already well on-track to meet its short-term target of 20% reduction by 2023.
This research program is a part of the implementation of national and EU level low-carbon roadmaps. The TOCANEM project is aiming to enable the shift to carbon neutral metals production in Finland, to establish global leadership in process innovations related to carbon neutral metals production and to provide new research-driven knowhow.
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