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Ranchi, Jharkhand | September | 08, 2017 :: Under the aegis of Indo-Japan Cooperation, today a tripartite meeting was held at SAIL-MTI, Ranchi for arriving to a methodology in calculation of the Carbon Di Oxide intensity vis-a-vis Indian Steel Plants under the umbrella of IS14404.

ISO14404 is based on the Energy Performance Indicator developed under APP (Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate) and worldsteel CO2 Data Collection. In the course of ISO standardization, original methodology of APP and worldsteel was optimized for Blast Furnace (ISO14404-1) and Electric Arc Furnace (ISO14404-2).

The first side Comprise of a 7 member Japanese team of Japan Iron and Steel federation under the Ministry of Economu, Japan Trade and Industry. They were from leading Japanese steel producers and researchers

(1. Mr. Hisatsugu Kitaguchi, Senior Manager, Global Environmental Affairs Department, Environment Division, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation

  1. Ms. Hiromi Kawamata, Climate Change Policy Group, Technology, Environment & Energy Division, The Japan Iron and Steel Federation,
  2. Mr. Takashi Fukuoka, Head, Engineering Department, Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering India Private Limited,
  3. Dr. Teruo Okazaki, General Manager, Environment & Energy Research Dept., Science & Technology Research Unit , Nippon Steel & Sumikin Research Institute
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  4. Mr. Masayuki Watanabe, Researcher Nippon Steel & Sumikin Research Institute Corporation
  5. Mr. Akifumi Nishihata, Senior Researcher, Institute for Global Environment Research, International Division Pacific Consultants Co., Ltd.
  6. Ms. Richa Jayal, Interpreter

The second side comprised

  1. Mr. ACR Das, Consultant, Economic Research Unit, Ministry of Steel, Government of India and
  2. Dr. Prodip Kumar Sen, Chair Professor, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering,  IIT Kharagpur

The third side comprised Scientists and Engineers of RDICS, SAIL; SAIL Steel Plants of Bokaro, Rourkela, Durgapur, Burnpur, Environment Division and Corporate Office,  JSW Steel, RINL, Tata Steel, Essar Steel and JSPL experts. Total there were 33 delegates from 3 sides.

As Calculations of CO2 intensity is one of the important parameters of Environment Engineering, this meeting shall facilitate the India Steel Industry to appraise the prowess of these calculation methodologies vis-a-vis their local logistics and practices. The conformity pursuit to this methodology shall subsequently usher in Japanese environmental technologies in the India  Steel Industry.

Welcoming all delegates in the Meeting ED(HRD) SAIL Ms. Kamakshi Raman emphasized that the Indian steel industry is aiming to lower CO2 emission intensity by 1 % annually from both BF-BOF and DRI processes, for which, the transfer of technologies from Japan is of paramount importance.

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