Hydnum Steel receives 'priority project' status

Hydnum Steel receives 'priority project' status

12th July, 2024

Hydnum Steel, the first green steel mill in Spain and one of the first to be built in Europe, has obtained the declaration of a 'Priority Project' by the Government of Castile-La Mancha, enabling the future plant - which will produce zero-emission steel from renewable energy and green hydrogen - to make significant progress towards its goal of becoming an international reference project in the decarbonization of the steel industry.

Global molybdenum production and use falls in Q1 2024

Global molybdenum production and use falls in Q1 2024

11th July, 2024

Figures released by the International Molybdenum Association (IMOA) show that global production of molybdenum fell 3% to 157.1 million pounds (mlbs) in Q1 2024 compared to the previous quarter. However, this represented a 5% increase when compared to the same quarter of the previous year.

Gerdau announces Virginia steel mill anniversary

Gerdau announces Virginia steel mill anniversary

10th July, 2024

Gerdau Long Steel North America (Gerdau) has announced that its Petersburg, Virginia steel mill will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this coming September.

Latest issue: June digital: green steel special

June digital: green steel special

According to Bill Brown’s Thing Theory, an object ‘becomes a thing when it can no longer serve its common function’, that is to say, we begin to confront the ‘thingness of objects when they stop working for us’; when the laptop breaks, when the car stalls, when the shoes wear through. What the theory fails the address, however, are the lost objects–absences that ‘stand before us with which we must contend’; the difference between a set of keys, and the same set being missing. The object in material terms remains, but the negative space of its absence negotiates a new understanding. Not quite a thing, but not quite an object either. It is in this space in which the modern steel furnace now functions; with the blast furnace facing multiple trajectories of relining, closure, demolition,…