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Green Metals

Sustainability

Our world is changing. Metals have a key role to play in that change

Metals are perfectly suited for a sustainable circular economy. They are extremely durable and can be infinitely recycled without degrading their quality or desired properties. Many of the new technologies in the fields of renewable energy, mobility or communication we see around us are built on metals.

Today, the production and processing of steel, aluminum, copper and other non-ferrous metals contributes to about 8 % of global greenhouse gas emissions. However, by applying new technologies in metals production and recycling, it will be possible to reduce these emissions to net-zero and achieve the reductions needed to limit climate change.

 

SMS group is an enabler in turning metals green

At SMS group, we have made it our mission to create a carbon-neutral and sustainable metals industry. We supply the technology to produce and recycle all major metals. This gives us a key role in the transformation towards a green metals industry.

Our metallurgical know-how and our engineering skills combined with our digital expertise and plant technology consultancy enable us and our partners to forge a greener metals industry. It also allows us to make a fully circular use of metals. We are now fully focused on this vision, and together with our partners, we are on our way to turning metals green.

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Four pillars of our strategy

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Decarbonization of metals production

Decarbonization of value chains in order to avoid CO2 emissions is becoming a near future scenario. We are the partners of our customers in defining and realizing their individual roadmap towards carbon-neutral production processes.

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Hydrogen production

Hydrogen will play a key role in the transformation of the metals industries. Together with our strategic partners, we are developing new technologies to harness the potential of hydrogen.
 

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Circular economy

With our in-depth metallurgical, technological and digital know-how we develop recycling solutions for all stages of the production process – enabling valuable, high-purity raw materials for reuse in high-tech products. 

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Reduction of emissions

We continuously develop and optimize our entire plant technology to reduce the consumption of resources such as energy and water, to decrease the level of dust or noise emissions and to increase plant efficiency by means of improved yield or the reduction of scrap.