Zeremis® Recycled is a new steel product from Tata Steel Nederland. It has an allocated 30% recycled content and it is claimed to help customers achieve short-term circularity targets without compromising steel quality.

According to Tata Steel Nederland, Zeremis Recycled addresses an increasing demand for advanced steels with substantial recycled content, particularly in consumer-facing industries including automotive, packaging and construction.

“We believe that together with our customers, we can make meaningful strides towards more sustainable production today. We are proud to introduce Zeremis Recycled to those who want to advance circularity and enhance the value retention of steel. By using Zeremis Recycled, customers can claim the recycled content value at the product level,” said Tom Eussen, member of the board of management of Tata Steel Nederland and managing director of Tata Steel IJmuiden.

“Steel has a very long life cycle in which it remains in use for a long time and is reused for generations. In the quest for improved circularity, it is crucial that steel retains its value with every use,” Eussen added. “As we believe circularity and high-quality steel can go hand-in-hand, our focus is on value retention and preventing scrap down-cycling. We see significant potential to achieve this through our existing asset configuration and, from 2030 onwards, through our DRP-EAF combination, which will ensure that scrap returns as advanced steels meeting the quality standards set by our customers.”

We are proud to introduce Zeremis Recycled to those who want to advance circularity and enhance the value retention of steel. By using Zeremis Recycled, customers can claim the recycled content value at the product level."

Tom Eussen, member of the board of management of Tata Steel Nederland and managing director of Tata Steel IJmuiden.

Tata Steel Nederland says that it will transform into a green, clean, and circular steel company. The company's Green Steel Plan includes a 40% CO2 reduction by 2030 and an increase in circularity via greater use of steel scrap. Tata says it aims to produce a high-quality product portfolio living up to customers’ expectations while achieving complete CO2 neutrality by 2045, it is claimed.

Zeremis Recycled is part of Tata Steel’s sustainability strategy and, claims the steelmaker, aims to enable customers to reduce their environmental footprint immediately. The company says it is committed to expanding its product offerings with enhanced sustainability performance.

Tata Steel has already introduced Zeremis® Carbon Lite, a steel prooduct with an allocated carbon footprint reduction of up to 90%, and Zeremis® Delivered – the option for customers to receive their steel orders through lower-emission transportation methods. Customers also have the opportunity to secure Zeremis low-carbon steel from a new steelmaking route the company plans to deploy in 2030.

Initially, Zeremis Recycled offers 30% recycled content, contributing to a reduction of 0.2 tonnes of CO2 per tonne of steel. The recycled content is achieved by adding additional scrap to the company’s steelmaking process and allocating this increase to a limited amount of steel. The percentage increase in scrap use is assured by independent assurance expert DNV in accordance with the GHG protocol and ISO standards. This mass balance approach has been developed with sustainability-driven customers.