New Steelmaking Process Reduces Greenhouse Gases

By Valerie Smock
7/18/2013 8:30:42 AM

Greenhouse gas emissions are one of those things some people have been trying to battle for a while. Now, one of the biggest producers of those gases could be less of an issue.

Have you ever seen a giant, red-hot cauldron in which steel is made? It's fed by huge amounts of carbon, flames and smoke. Did you know it's one of the world's leading industrial sources of greenhouse gases?

A new process developed by MIT researchers has great benefits to lessening the high greenhouse gases. Researchers said the resulting steel should be of higher purity, and eventually, once the process is scaled up, cheaper.