Steel Research & Technology Mission of India joins ResponsibleSteel™

ResponsibleSteel welcomes Steel Research & Technology Mission of India (SRTMI) as an Associate Member. SRTMI is a Government-Industry initiative with an objective to spearhead R&D programmes of national importance, in collaboration with industry, national R&D laboratories and academic institutes. SRTMI works closely with the Ministry of Steel, Government of India, especially in relation to fulfilling India’s National Steel Policy 2017.

Its vision is to develop an industry – institution interface for making the iron and steel industry globally competitive, by utilizing expertise from academic and research institutes, collaborating with international organizations to develop cost effective, environment friendly, state-of-the-art-technologies for optimum utilization of natural resources, and strengthening design and equipment manufacturing capability in the country.

SRTMI’s sustainability initiatives include minimizing CO2 emissions in iron and steel manufacture; 100% utilization of waste and by-products through the 6Rs principle of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Redesign and Remanufacture; and zero discharge through 100% recycling of waste water by effective waste water treatment solutions.

Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Director, Steel Research & Technology Mission of India, said: “Keeping in view the new age obligations of ensuring safe industrial working, resource conservation, energy optimization and environmental sustainability, there is a need to develop radically-new, disruptive and path-altering technologies in-house, which are more attuned to the country’s resources and capabilities. Association with ResponsibleSteel shall enable us to hold continued focus and share innovative ideas on developing future-ready capabilities in identified areas of national importance for iron and steel manufacture.”

Matthew Wenban-Smith, Executive Director, ResponsibleSteel, said: “We are pleased SRTMI is joining ResponsibleSteel as an Associate Member, and are particularly interested in this government-industry approach to increasing responsible steel production in India.”

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