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ArcelorMittal and BHP to Capture Carbon at Belgian Steel Plant

  • Steelmaker and top miner strike deal for facility in Ghent
  • The sectors are increasingly working together to cut emissions
An ArcelorMittal employee at a blast furnace in Belgium. 

An ArcelorMittal employee at a blast furnace in Belgium. 

Photographer: Jock Fistock/BLoomberg

ArcelorMittal and BHP Group will test a full-scale carbon capture operation in Belgium, in the latest sign of major steelmakers and miners working together to curb emissions.  

Steelmaking is one of the most polluting industries, approaching a 10th of all greenhouse gas emissions. That’s put it in the firing line of investors and environmentalists who want to see credible plans for producers to reduce their environmental impact.