Are you a start up with big plans to reduce emissions?

Are you looking to make a meaningful impact to accelerate decarbonisation in the steel industry?

Do you want to establish your technologies as market leading and become recognised for your help towards the transition to low, and ultimately zero, carbon emissions steelmaking?

On 25th May 2022, we launched our XCarb™ Accelerator Programme, which will give you the opportunity to pitch your ideas at our Accelerator Day in July for the chance to secure not only investment support from our XCarb™ Innovation Fund, but also gain access to our company’s invaluable industry, R&D and commercial expertise.

At ArcelorMittal, we are focused on reducing our CO2e emissions intensity by 35% in Europe and by 25% globally by 2030. Key to achieving this will be innovation and technological shifts which is why we are supporting entrepreneurs and start-ups in this space - we are looking for the best and brightest ideas from across the world.

"The need to reduce GHG emissions is one of the greatest investment requirements of our time. Steel can make a huge contribution to the decarbonisation of the global economy and at ArcelorMittal we are committed to leading our industry’s efforts, and to accelerate the speed of our progress. Advancing the development of the technologies and processes which are pivotal to our industry’s transition is a very important element of this." Aditya Mittal, CEO of ArcelorMittal

Who can take part:

Applicants need to be registered start-ups from anywhere in the world and have concepts for commercially scalable technologies that hold strong potential to decarbonise steelmaking.

Submissions are invited across seven technology domains:

  • Disruption in steelmaking (processes and technologies)
  • Waste to gas or biocarbon (innovative ways to convert waste)
  • Gases reforming/Gases transformation technologies
  • Disruptive hydrogen technologies
  • Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (specifically carbon capture with transformation to chemicals/fuel or permanent sequestration/mineralisation)     
  • Long-term, large-scale energy storage technologies
  • Clean energy technologies

How to apply:

“We already have an industry-leading suite of decarbonisation technologies under development but we are always looking for further opportunities to accelerate our progress. This competition provides us with an exciting platform to get involved with and support the best and brightest ideas which can decarbonise our industry. The winners will reap enormous benefits - access to potential funding, commercial and research support, unrivalled knowledge and industry networks that they need in order to scale up their development. Our Accelerator Day provides an opportunity for start-ups to exploit the full potential of their technologies and ensure they have a meaningful impact on our company, our industry and the world as a whole.” Irina Gorbounova, Head of the XCarb Innovation Fund™