Technical Cooperation and Transfer Promoted on a Worldwide Scale
With the understanding that the transfer of Japan’s advanced energy-saving technologies overseas can be one of the most effective ways to globally reduce CO2 emissions, NSSMC is participating in many energy-saving and environmental initiatives in Japan and overseas. For example, we work with the World Steel Association, theGSEP Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership , or directly with countries such as China, and India.
Contribute to reduction of CO2 emission on a worldwide scale
Japan’s steel industry, including NSSMC, plays a leading role in the Global Sectoral Approach1, a worldwide initiative to preserve the environment and conserve energy based on technologies accumulated in the steelworking industry. Japan’s steel industry can contribute to reduction of CO2 emission on a worldwide scale by transferring its advanced energy-saving technologies to emerging countries where there is the potential to improve energy efficiency. The reduction effects of CO2 emission by transfer of Japanese steelmakers’ energy-saving technologies have amounted to around 50 million tons per year in total. This is equivalent to 4% reduction in Japan’s annual CO2 emission. Japan’s steel industry, including NSSMC, is working on various projects to introduce Japan’s advanced technology in this area to other countries.
Multinational and bilateral collaboration
As a member of the Japan Iron and Steel Federation, NSSMC is participating in multinational and bilateral projects for energy saving, in cooperation with the Japanese government.
Standardization of methods to calculate CO2 emission
NSSMC also participates in the Climate Action Program of the World Steel Association, which uses universal methods to calculate and report on the CO2 emitted by steelworks. We have been selected as a Climate Action member. Recently, quite a few customers have sought confirmation that their steelmakers are Climate Action members. Efforts to standardize these calculation methods as ISO have been spearheaded by the Japanese steel industry. This had resulted in international standardization of the procedure as ISO14404 “Calculation method of carbon dioxide emission intensity from iron and steel production” in March 2013. It has enabled steelworks not participating in the World Steel Association to calculate CO2 intensity using universal methods. This marked the first step forward in greatly facilitating the global sectoral approach sought by the steel industry. NSSMC is promoting diffusion of ISO14404 through the initiatives taken by Japan and India, Japan and Southeast Asia, and other relations.
|Country/region||Year of launch||Major activities and topics in fiscal 2015|
|China||2005||Exchange between experts on advanced technologies for energy saving and environmental preservation
The seventh exchange meeting was held in Beijing in October 2015.
|India||2011||Exchange among public and private steel-related parties
Prepared the List of Energy-Saving Technologies suitable for India
NSSMC’s briefing on the comparison of CO2 emissions in India and Japan was held in Tokyo in February 2016.
|U.S., EU, China, India, and South Korea||2011||GSEP’s Steel Section Working Group (with Japan as the chair)
Discussion on steelworks energy issues with public and private participants of various countries
The last meeting as GSEP was held in Tokyo in February 2016
|ASEAN||2013||Exchange among public and private steel-related parties
Prepared the List of Energy-Saving Technologies suitable for ASEAN
Assessment of steelworks in Thailand and Malaysia was conducted
1 Global Sectoral Approach is a method to help solve global warming problems by seeking CO2
reduction potential based on sector-specific technologies and adopting the world’s best
Overseas steel industry’s CO2 emission reduction effects by introducing Japan’s energy-saving equipment (accumulated up to fiscal 2014, JISF)
The NSSMC Group’s technologies significantly contribute to overcome the environmental challenges of many countries throughout the world.
We are cooperating in energy-saving and other environmental initiatives in China, India, and elsewhere in the world, in the belief that the international technical transfer of our superior energy-saving technologies is highly effective in reducing CO2 emissions and in other environmental countermeasures undertaken on a global scale. In India, especially, we are participating in a feasibility study for project that would be part of the joint crediting mechanism (JCM), an international technology-centered program initiated by the Japanese government.
Japanese steel industry’s energy-saving technologies are spreading globally (units installed in numbers)
* All 90 CDQ units were installed by the NSSMC Group (such as Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering).