The steelmaking industry has significantly lowered its energy use over the past several decades. The U.S. steel industry has worked with AMO to develop a range of resources to assist in lowering the energy and carbon intensity of steelmaking.
Some current R&D projects and energy management resources will benefit the industry.
Analytical Studies & Other Publications
- Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprints provide a mapping of energy use, energy loss, and carbon emissions for selected industry sectors.
- Manufacturing Energy Sankey Diagrams map the flow of energy supply, demand, and losses in U.S. manufacturing sectors (including iron and steel), using data from the AMO Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprints.
- Bandwidth Study on Energy Use and Potential Energy Saving Opportunities in U.S. Advanced High Strength Steel Manufacturing (2017)
- Bandwidth Study on Energy Use and Potential Energy Saving Opportunities in U.S. Iron and Steel Manufacturing (2015)
- Steel Industry Marginal Opportunity Analysis (2005)
- Steel Industry Energy Bandwidth Study (2004)
- Hydrogen and Nitrogen Control in Ladling and Casting Operations (2005)
Documents for historical reference
Steel is the material of choice for many elements of construction, transportation, manufacturing, and a variety of consumer products. The energy sector is expected to generate significant demand for steel over the next decade as the nation's energy infrastructure undergoes further development.
Valued for its strength, steel has also become the most recycled material. See our steel industry profile for more information.