Towards a decarbonisation of Ukraine’s steel sector


This paper considers the potential for decarbonizing Ukraine’s steel sector, at present one of the main sources of Ukrainian CO2 emissions. The aim is to propose policy measures that lead to a decarbonisation of Ukrainian steelmaking whilst taking into account the importance not to undermine the viability of this key industrial sector and the existence of a challenging international environment for the Ukrainian steel industry.

We analyse the status quo of the steel sector in Ukraine, its CO2 emissions and economic challenges before reviewing the potential of different avenues (changing production processes, retrofitting or replacing technologies and plants) to reduce CO2 emissions. Finally, we recommend a set of policy measures and set out a scenario to decarbonize the Ukrainian steel sector by 2050.

David Saha

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