Decarbonisation of Taranto steelworks to be prioritised

The decarbonisation of Taranto’s controversial Ilva steelworks, the property of French-Luxembourgish steel company ArcelorMittal, will be a “priority” for Italy’s recovery plan, Italian Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri has revealed. In reference to the plant’s environmental restoration, the minister noted that “it is a long and bumpy road, but it’s the only one we can take.”

“The government will invest in this project to maintain the occupational and production levels. If ArcelorMittal does not agree with that, we will find other interlocutors,” he added.

“The project will be one of the key elements of the Italian Green Deal and, as such, we decided to make it a priority of our Recovery Plan. We will push to change the production process, due to be initially gas-powered, then it will shift to hydrogen”, Gualtieri said.

(Alessandro Follis | EURACTIV.it)

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