Cleveland-Cliffs Enters the Scrap Business and Announces Acquisition
Our Commitment to Energy Efficiency
Energy plays a large role in Cleveland-Cliffs’ operations, impacting both the financial and environmental costs of making steel. As a large energy consumer in one of the most energy-intensive industries, we are committed to developing energy efficiency innovations and partnerships within the steel industry. The following is a list of several key energy projects already underway at Cleveland-Cliffs.
Cleveland-Cliffs is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® Industrial Partner. Through this voluntary program, we are working with the U.S. EPA to strengthen our energy programs and energy efficiency in our operations.
Many of our steel and coke production plants send byproduct blast furnace and coke oven gases to on-site power plants to recover heat and energy. Our Burns Harbor operation is currently executing a multi-year capital investment project to rebuild its powerhouse. The powerhouse is designed to use byproduct fuels from coke ovens and blast furnaces as primary fuels for producing steam and cogenerating electricity.
Once completed, the powerhouse is expected to provide the Burns Harbor operation with 75% of its total power requirements. This will result in significantly increased energy efficiency, reduced Scope 2 GHG emissions, and cost savings for the plant.
In 2020, 23.5% of the electricity used in our operations was self-generated.
2020 Electrical Energy Consumption(GJ)
- Self-generated from beneficial re-use of process byproducts: 9,360,655 GJ
- Purchased Grid Electricity: 30,552,696 GJ