New Publication from Worldsteel: Steel Solutions in the Green Economy

worldsteel_worldsteel-logo2Brussels, 29 May 2013 – The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the second booklet in the Steel Solutions in the Green Economy series titled FutureSteelVehicle.

This booklet details WorldAutoSteel’s latest FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) project, which features steel body structure designs that reduce the mass of the body-in-white to 188 kg and reduce total life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by almost 70%. The FSV study commenced in 2007 and concentrated on solutions for cars that would be produced from 2015-2020. The results of the study point the way towards a full range of more efficient designs not only for electric vehicles, but also conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) powered cars.

Edwin Basson, Director General of worldsteel said: “This booklet is another important example of an application of sustainable steel in our society. Steel is at the core of a green economy, in which economic growth and environmental responsibility exist as a mutually beneficial partnership that serves the entire globe.”

The ‘Steel Solutions in the Green Economy’ series features steel applications that provide sustainable solutions for various industry sectors, helping them to address both economic and environmental challenges.

The first booklet in the series, Steel Solutions in the Green Economy: Wind turbines, illustrated how world demand for energy is increasing, driven by population growth and economic development while at the same time climate change concerns require energy solutions that are sustainable. The booklet highlights how wind energy is a good example of how the steel industry has an important role to play in clean production technologies.

Both booklets, FutureSteelVehicle and Wind turbines, are available from the online bookshop. A PDF copy of the books can be downloaded for free from the website. Printed copies can be ordered from the bookshop.

• The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world. worldsteel represents approximately 170 steel producers (including 17 of the world’s 20 largest steel companies), national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. worldsteel members represent around 85% of world steel production.