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Question ref. S6W-08343
Asked by: Maurice Golden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 3 May 2022


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-05492 by Lorna Slater on 20 January 2022, what the remaining parts of the Zero Waste Scotland research to analyse the steel market in Scotland are, and when those reports will be available.

Current status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 12 May 2022


Zero Waste Scotland advises us that the steel research project will include four reports. These are:

  • An update to the published carbon assessment comparing the impacts of exporting steel with recycling steel using an Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) located in Scotland;
  • A market analysis to estimate the size of the scrap steel market in Scotland;
  • An economic analysis that examines the business case for an EAF in Scotland; and
  • An assessment of the role of Scottish steel in the energy transition.

The intention is to publish the series of reports at the same time, however Zero Waste Scotland does not yet have a confirmed date for publication.