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ArcelorMittal Dofasco to Supply GM With Low-Carbon Steel

Written by Laura Miller

General Motors will soon be sourcing low-carbon steel from ArcelorMittal North America.

The steelmaker said it will provide the Detroit-based automaker with its XCarb™ recycled and renewably produced (RRP) steel made at its ArcelorMittal Dofasco plant in Hamilton, Ontario.

ArcelorMittalShipments are anticipated to begin in the current quarter, ArcelorMittal said in a statement.

Made via the electric-arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking route, ArcelorMittal’s XCarb RRP steel contains 70-90% scrap and does not utilize carbon offsets to achieve the reduced carbon intensity, the company said.

“This is a terrific first step in supplying steel with substantially lower CO2 emissions to automakers in North America,” commented Peter Leblanc, chief marketing officer of automotive at ArcelorMittal.

“This agreement provides another example of how we are innovating with our suppliers to reduce emissions throughout the supply chain. It also highlights how strong supplier relationships can help build a better, more sustainable future,” said Jeff Morrison, GM’s VP of global purchasing and supply chain.

ArcelorMittal Dofasco is currently adding to its plant a 2.5-million-ton-per-year direct-reduced iron (DRI) furnace and a second EAF with an annual production capacity of 2.4 million tons. With the project, the company aims to reduce the location’s carbon emissions by approximately 60%. When the project is completed by 2026, all of the company’s North American facilities that produce automotive steel will do so via the EAF route.

Earlier this year, US Steel said it will also be supplying GM with its own low-carbon steel produced at its Big River Steel EAF sheet mill in Arkansas.

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