Spain-based long steel producer CELSA Group announced that it has carried out the transformation of the melting furnace of its Nervacero steel mill in Basque Country in Spain to make it even more efficient and reduce carbon emissions derived from the smoke purification process which uses natural gas as energy. Thanks to the transformation of the furnace, Nervacero’s CO2 emissions as a whole will be reduced by 10% per year and natural gas consumption will decrease by 12% to 452Kw/t of steel produced.Nervacero’s electric arc furnace until now included a smoke purification system that consumed natural gas. After the investment made, the furnace will be similar to the ones that the Group has in the rest of its facilities in Spain, and that has a more environmentally sustainable scrap melting process.The initiative to reduce emissions and improve efficiency in Nervacero is in line with the company’s strategy and its sustainability roadmap, which has set itself the objective of reducing its CO2 emissions (scope 1 and 2) by 50% by 2030 (compared to 2019 in CO2 intensity) and becoming a Net Positive company by 2050.Regarding its circularity objectives, CELSA Group expects to reach 98% circularity in 2030, and complete its circularity and be a Zero Waste company in 2050.CELSA Group is the first European producer of low-emission circular steel with the largest circular supply chain in Europe. It recycles ferrous scrap to produce steel in electric arc furnaces, using the most sustainable technology and the most environmentally and energy efficient. The company is made up of 6 business groups and has 120 work centers, 7 steel mills, 11 rolling mills and 45 recycling plants, as well as transformation and distribution companies, which generate direct, indirect and induced employment for more than 70,000 professionals. It is present in Spain, France, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Switzerland and Ireland.