Undark featured Boston Metal’s molten oxide electrolysis technology in an article about industry efforts to decarbonize steelmaking, which was also picked up by The Atlantic, Mother Jones and Popular Science. It provides a balanced overview of both the challenges facing the steel industry, as well as the diverse pathways being forged to get to net zero. In the piece, Boston Metal’s senior vice president of business development, Adam Rauwerdink explains how we’re working to decarbonize steel using clean electricity and our road map for launching a commercial-scale demonstration plant by 2025 with support from our investors, including the Bill Gates-backed Breakthrough Energy Ventures and BMW, among others.
The recent media coverage of Boston Metal and green steel in general has demonstrated that there is a high level of interest from the media and broader public in tackling the 10% of global carbon emissions that come from the steel industry. There are obstacles yet to overcome beyond perfecting the new technologies described in this piece – such as the availability of renewable energy, capital investment, and global coordination. Although it won’t be a quick or easy transition, we at Boston Metal are optimistic about the rate of innovation taking place to solve steel’s emissions problem. Adam sums it up well in the piece: “It’s a fantastic challenge that we’re up against, but we are showing that solutions exist—and work.”