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US Steel to Supply GM With VerdeX From Big River

US Steel said it will supply General Motors (GM) with verdeX® sustainable steel produced at Big River Steel, its electric-arc furnace (EAF) sheet mill in Arkansas.

 US SteelThe low-carbon steel produced at the Osceola, Ark., mill will begin shipping to GM manufacturing facilities starting this year, the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker said.

“We are pleased to join GM in its mission to promote a world with zero emissions by providing such an advanced and sustainable steel product,” US Steel commercial officer Ken Jaycox said in a statement on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

VerdeX®  is manufactured with up to 75% fewer emissions compared to traditional blast furnace production. Also, it’s made with up to 90% recycled content, US Steel said.

US Steel is currently underway with a $3-billion project to double capacity at Big River Steel with a new, EAF sheet mill with capacity of three million tons per year.

Once construction of the new mill is complete, the company said it would expand production of sustainable advanced high-strength and electrical steels, including verdeX®.

By Ethan Bernard,

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