In order to decarbonize the European steel industry responsible for 30% of the EU’s industrial emissions, 400 TWh of additional renewable electricity will be needed. This capacity is close to that of an entire country like France. Pioneering electrochemical technologies in Mauritania whose main economy relies on iron-ore exports, the Sahara Wind project provides a unique setting for the carbon-free transformation of iron-ore into steel. The European Sustainable Energy Week (#EUSEW19) enabled lively discussions over these issues. Sahara Wind provided its contribution for achieving the EU’s ambitious deep decarbonization goals by 2050, to meet the Paris agreement’s objectives.
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