UK based CPL Industries continues to expand its penetration into hard-to-abate and energy-intensive industries, by delivering the first commercial trial of 50 tonnes to Liberty Specialty Steels at Rotherham in UK. CPL Industries Solid Fuels, Mr Jason Sutton said “We are very proud to support Liberty’s Greensteel initiative: Liberty Steel is at the vanguard of decarburization strategies in steel, we quickly identified a natural fit and an opportunity to develop a strategic partnership between two major employers in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Ecoke provides an immediate path to decarburization and we are committed to a program of product development and investment to deliver further advances in biofuels in order to exceed industry expectations for the coming years.”Ecoke, developed by CPL Industries during the final months of 2021, found immediate success in metals industries throughout Europe, particularly in Spain, Germany, France, Italy and Scandinavia, and is now attracting attention from a wider global audience. Solid Fuels Managing Director Mr Steve Anson said “Our continued success follows consistently excellent results from testing and trials during the last 2 quarters, and we continue to build sustainable relationships with strategically important partners for the future. Where no two furnaces react in quite the same way, and no two industries share identical demands, our aim is to develop customer-specific grades and blends to maximize the production and taxable benefit. It is increasingly evident that Ecoke has significant potential to reduce carbon emissions in blast furnaces, electric arc furnaces, ferroalloy and soda ash production, and for the broader manufacturing industry. The imperative to decarbonize gathers pace not only as a result of legislative process but also, increasingly, from a consumer-led mandate”.CPL is Europe’s leading manufacturer of smokeless solid fuels, with a capacity of 500,000 tonnes per year. CPL has manufacturing and sales facilities in the UK, Ireland, Latvia and South Africa and also has sales offices in France and Spain.