First edition of Green Steel Summit 2021

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in association with Energy Efficiency, Industry & Data GIZ organised the “Green Steel Summit 2021”, the first edition of the two-day virtual conference on 17 and 18 June. The objective of this conference was to create a platform to disseminate knowledge and discuss the opportunities and issues in the steel sector. More than 150 distinguished speakers from leading manufacturers and technology providers from India and abroad, Government agencies and industry associations participated.

Shri R. K. Rai, Secretary, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) emphasized that “Sustainability is key for the long-term health of the steel industry”. In pursuance of their ambit of assisting the industries, he mentioned that the Bureau of Energy Efficiency has been implementing demonstration projects on sectorspecific energy-efficient technologies. These demonstration projects have acted as catalysts in encouraging several other industries to replicate the same in their operations. He also mentioned that the BEE is planning to launch a voluntary scheme for MSMEs called “Perform, Achieve and Earn”. In this scheme, the MSME units will save their energy and get equivalent certificates which will be brought back by BEE, resulting in a double-win situation for the MSME sector.

Dr. Winfried Damm, Head of the Energy Cluster at GIZ India, highlighted that as “the Iron & Steel sector is one of the most energy-intensive sectors and a major CO2 emitter, it is imperative to focus on energy efficiency practices, shift to CO2 neutral energy supply, and demand shift”. He emphasized the importance of having a regulation in place by the Government as a mandate for the industries to be carbon neutral.

Key points from the Conference:

  • Concepts on energy efficiency in the primary and secondary steel segment
  • Best operating practices in thermal system & electrical system in large & medium steel industries
  • Sharing of emerging technologies and implemented case studies
  • Waste Heat Recovery Opportunities in Steel industries
  • Adoption of sustainable practises in the steel industry – Production of green steel

For further information please contact Mr. Nitin Jain, nitin.jain(at)