ejsandstrom t1_j6f4qxb wrote

I’m not saying that they shouldn’t be looking or just not doing something but to call it green is just greenwashing it.

“Hey look at us we are making Green steel!” Meanwhile they have haven’t reduced an ounce of carbon emissions. They just mover it from one pollution location to another.


ejsandstrom t1_j6dz7qf wrote

Calling it green in this case means shifting the emissions else where

> Boston Metal is developing a process that doesn’t directly involve any fossil fuels, as Canary Media reported last year. The startup’s approach, called ​“molten oxide electrolysis,” involves using electric currents

This means that they will pull power from the grid. How many kWh does it take to turn 1 pound of solid iron and additives into one pound of liquid steel? It is a lot. Even if they use high frequency induction heating.