The number of companies committing to net zero is growing, and at the same time, many experts say that waiting until 2030 is too long. As we look to meet this goal faster, hard-to-abate sectors such as steel, petrochemicals and concrete will be especially challenging due to the emissions involved in manufacturing and other processes.
In this fireside chat, Alexander Fleischanderl, head of Eco Solutions at Primetals Technologies, an MHI Group company, and the Baker Institute’s Kenneth B. Medlock discussed opportunities to decarbonize the steel industry — which currently ranks as one of the top three producers of carbon dioxide. The discussion covered the technology landscape, hydrogen-based solutions and the market and policy forces making this a priority for steel producers and their partners.
This webinar was sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Follow @CES_Baker_Inst on Twitter or LinkedIn, and join the conversation online with #BakerEnergy.
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Alexander Fleischanderl, Ph.D., is the head of ECO Solutions at Primetals Technologies, an MHI Group Company. He joined Primetals Technologies in 1997 (before SiemensVAI 2005-2014 and VAI 1997-2004) and is a recognized expert in sustainable iron and steel production, including waste gas cleaning, carbon footprint reduction, energy efficiency, by-product management and waste water treatment.
Fleischanderl started his career at Austrian Energy and Environment in Vienna as a process engineer in the field of emissions control and water treatment for waste incineration plants. Prior to his current role at Primetals Technologies, he held various positions within the company in technical sales, project management and R&D for the environmental, steelmaking and long-rolling business. He holds approximately 100 single patents and was honored as Siemens Inventor of the Year in 2013.
In 1994 he earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering and business administration at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. He also has a Ph.D. in process engineering, which he received in 1997 in the field of advanced gas cleaning for municipal waste incineration plants at the Technical University in Graz, Austria.
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D.
James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics; Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute