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Project Roster - Steel Task Force 

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Steel Task Force Action Plan - PDF format

STF-06-01 APP Steel Workshop
STF-06-02 Status Review of Steel Industry Related Indicators for Energy Saving, etc.*
STF-06-03 Performance Indicators Setting*
STF-06-04 Performance Diagnosis*
STF-06-05 State-of-the-Art Clean Technology Handbook*
STF-06-06 Technology Deployment*
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Project 1. APP Steel Workshops

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The purpose of these workshops is to provide a regular means of exchanging information and sharing experiences between Partner countries. The workshops will collect and exchange policy and technical information on energy savings, environmental protection, and recycling in the steel sector. Partners will identify barriers and solutions through dialogue between governments and private sectors of Partner countries. Workshops will involve site visits and the dispatch of experts by steel makers of the host country. In September 2006, Japan hosted the first workshop in Tokyo. Thereafter, each participating country will host on a rotating basis.  Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea and the United States are participating Partners in this Project.

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Project 2. Status Review of Steel Industry Related Indicators for Energy Saving, etc.*

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Under this project, Partners will examine diffusion rates of energy-saving equipment in iron and steel industry plants. Data for possible comparison of energy and emission intensity of carbon dioxide will be collected and developed. The Task Force will examine equipment diffusion rates of cleaner technologies to lessen the burden on the environment and calculate the emissions intensity of nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, soot and cinder. Partners will also examine recycling rates in iron and steel by-product use, such as slag, dust and sludge. Finally, the Steel Task Force will identify barriers and incentives to the diffusion of clean technologies. The Task Force will use the information gathered to calculate carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and sulfur oxide emission reduction potentials; identify opportunities to promote recycling and environmental protection; and utilize shared information to improve steel production and use in each Partner country.  Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea and the United States are participating Partners in this Project.

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Project 3. Performance Indicators Setting*

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Partners will work together to identify quantitative indicators related to energy efficiency and environmental improvements based on the results of the Status Review Project described in Project 2 (Status Review of Steel Industry Related Indicators for Energy Saving). Goals for this activity include the identification of potential emission reductions; the establishment of a calculation method for energy efficiency and environmental protection performance indicators; and the establishment of ambitious, but realistic milestones to guide participating Partner countries’ projects.  Japan, Korea and the United States are participating Partners in this Project.

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Project 4. Performance Diagnosis*

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Experts in energy savings and environmental protection will conduct site visits in Partner countries to offer domestic iron and steel plants advice on best practices and clean technologies. Partners will use the performance diagnoses of such experts to develop improvement plans increasing energy efficiency and environmental protection opportunities. This project will also identify and explore opportunities for collaborative research and development in the areas of energy efficiency and clean energy technologies.  China and India have taken the lead on this project, and experts are slated to begin visits in 2007. China, India and Japan are participating Partners in this Project.

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Project 5. State-of-the-Art Clean Technology Handbook*

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The Steel Task Force identified the need for a comprehensive information document containing the best available energy saving technologies and practices in the iron and steel industry. In this project, the group will develop a “State-of-the-Art Clean Technology Handbook” in order to provide steel decision makers with access to accurate descriptions of technology options. This handbook will be web-based, and will be updated on an ongoing basis by all Partner countries.  Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea and the United States are participating Partners in this Project.

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Project 6. Technology Deployment*

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As clean technologies are identified, Partners will develop practical projects to deploy such technologies. Projects are expected to start in January 2008. Each project will contribute to energy efficiency improvements, greenhouse gas reductions and increased environmental performance of the iron and steel industries in Partner countries. Australia will manage the Technology Deployment Project.  Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea and the United States are participating Partners in this Project.

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