DDP BIICS – South Africa

Concept Note – Green Primary Iron production in South Africa could support local development and global decarbonisation

This 4-page document describes an opportunity for taking first steps to begin decarbonisation of the South African primary steel production industry. It explains the need for industry decarbonisation, recent developments in technologies for zero-emissions primary iron production, the potential competitive advantage for a South African-located plant for export to European markets, the benefits for South Africa and Europe, measures in European markets and international trade that would be necessary to create conditions for a bankable commercial investment and the next steps key real world actors would need to take to begin creating these conditions.
DDP South African Green Iron team:
Hilton Trollip,
Bryce McCall,
Chris Bataille