The era of making steel without carbon emissions is here

Analysis by Peter Roberts One of the biggest issues about moving to a carbon-free future has been how to eliminate dangerous emissions from products such as cement and steel that are absolutely vital to the economy. In a sense electricity production was an easy problem to solve using clean renewables compared to the greater industrial…

Liberty Steel sought government loan guarantee: report

There have been media reports that Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance approached federal and state governments for a government guarantee to aid the Whyalla smelter’s restructure and expansion. Todays’s report, in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, reported sources who claim an informal approach was made to a joint Commonweath/South Australian taskforce about the possibility of…

Gupta’s Liberty steel play – BHP Steel writ large

Comment by Peter Roberts British businessman Sanjeev Gupta has announced a restructuring of his iron and steel making empire, using the very same strategy employed to build Australia’s steel industry, but on a global stage. As reported by @AuManufacturing, Gupta’s GFC Alliance is restructuring its UK steel and engineering assets, the Liberty Primary Steel works…