A Vision for the Future of UK Steel Production' will be unveiled at Broadway House in London on 12 July 2022. The report was developed in close collaboration with BEIS and the trade unions at the request of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary Mr Kwasi Kwarteng in his role as Steel Council Chair. In it, the steel sector sets out how it could decarbonize by 2035, the technologies that will need to be deployed, and the policy framework that must be developed in order to secure the future of a net-zero steel sector in the UK.British Steel is working towards a phased reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030, 2035 and 2050, in line with UK commitments to the Paris Agreement. British Steel’s Safety, Health, Environment & Quality Director Mr Chris Vaughan said “The steel we make can play a central role in transitioning to a low-carbon, circular economy and we’ve ambitious plans to invest in a range of technologies to reduce the carbon intensity of our operations, with solutions that are globally recognized and accepted. We publicly launched these plans in October 2021 under our Low-Carbon Roadmap and we’re now undertaking a pioneering feasibility study into switching from natural gas to green hydrogen as a fuel source for re-heating furnaces. If the study is successful, we will undertake an industrial-scale demonstration which could see the technology developed and rolled out across all our operations including our main manufacturing base in Scunthorpe. It could also be adopted by other UK steelmakers. Embracing new technology and ways of working will help our drive to reduce emissions and support clean growth. The ‘Net Zero Steel’ report is a significant step forward for our industry and I look forward to speaking at the launch.”Mr Chris will be joined at the event by Mr Kwasi Kwarteng, Climate Change Committee Chief Economist Mr Mike Thompson, UK Steel Director General Mr Gareth Stace and the report author UK Steel’s Energy & Climate Change Policy Manager Mr Frank Aaskov.