Czech Republic’s leading steel maker LIBERTY Ostrava is investing CZK 88 million on the installation of a new exhaust pipeline at its sinter plant north, aiming to reduce fugitive emissions by around 46%. The project on the sinter conveyor paths will be completed in October 2022. The plant’s three conveyor belts currently produce up to 101 tonnes of fugitive emissions per year but the current project will reduce that amount by almost half to 46 tonnes annually. Planning for the installation work started some months ago to ensure the continuity of sinter supply while the pipelines were replaced. Of the overall project costs of CZK 88 million, CZK 28 million will be covered by the subsidy the company obtained from the Czech Government’s Operational Programme Environment (2014 – 2020). LIBERTY Ostrava’s sinter plant north last year produced 2.2 million tonnes of sinter, a mix of iron ore and other fine materials which are heated to create the main component of a blast furnace’s charge.