Vedanta partners with IIT-B to develop green steel technology


Vedanta-Iron and Steel Business recently partnered with: IIT Bombay (IIT-B) on an R&D project to develop cost-effective technology for green steel production using hydrogen, aiming to significantly reduce the carbon footprint in the iron and steel space.

Furthermore, Vedanta-Iron and Steel and IIT�B will work together to exchange knowledge and technology for process innovation and excellence.

The first project launch meeting between Vedanta-Iron and Steel leadership team and IIT-B senior executives was held through a virtual platform chaired by Sujal Shah, CEO, Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business, Vedanta Limited and Prof. Arindam Sarkar, IIT-B together with the project team.

This commitment to IIT-B is an important step in line with Vedanta’s larger vision to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2050 and the country’s larger vision for green hydrogen production and aims to create a benchmark transformation in the steelmaking process.

Sauvick Mazumdar, CEO, Iron and Steel Sector, Vedanta Limited, said: “At Vedanta, we are fully committed to our ESG goal of ‘Carbon neutrality’‘ by 2050 or sooner, and this commitment to IIT-B is a huge step forward in our drive to adopt ‘green technologies’ to significantly reduce our carbon footprint. I congratulate my Iron and Steel Business team and IIT-B on this fruitful association that is sure to lay the groundwork for yet another landmark transformation for the metals and mining industry.”

Milin D. Atrey, Dean R&D, IIT-B expressed his enthusiasm for this strategic alliance with Vedanta-Iron & Steel Business.

He said: “I commend Vedanta-Iron & Steel Business for taking this proactive step towards R&D for green steel making, which will prove to be an important milestone in creating a greener future. We at IIT-B are very happy to be associated with this unique endeavor.”

Vedanta’s Iron and Steel Business has implemented several high impact initiatives to adopt the most sustainable business practices such as systematic recovery from one of the largest open iron ore mines in Goa, 60 MW clean power generation through waste heat recovery plants, state-of-the-art -the-art Environmental management practices and much more over the decades.

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