Chicago, Illinois

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

ArcelorMittal, the U.S. division of the largest steelmaker in the world, services the global automobile, construction, household appliance, and packaging markets. ArcelorMittal is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for the first time for the continuous growth and accomplishments of its energy management program and commitment to energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR. Key 2009 accomplishments include:

  • Saving $18.75 million in ongoing energy costs through 18 non-capital projects.
  • Launching a plant-wide energy assessment computer model to improve operational decision making in various facilities to maximize energy savings and reduce CO2 emissions.
  • Conceptualizing and planning a major blast furnace project that will capture gas flare at the Indiana Harbor plant. The company received a matching grant of $31.6 million from DOE through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. When complete, the project will utilize the captured gas to produce electricity for the plant.
  • Promoting the ENERGY STAR Steelmaking Focus to other companies in the steel industry and participating in the development of plant energy performance indicators to benchmark the energy performance of U.S. steel plants. 
  • Investing in energy improvements, including converting two roll heating furnaces from natural gas fired to electrically heated units; adding stack oxygen sensors to increase controls; implementing an automated pump management system that responds to facility operating delay cues; and reducing the amount of hot metal silicon to lower coke consumption and increase productivity in the blast furnace.
  • Building upon successful employee energy training and communication efforts, the company participated in the ENERGY STAR Change the World pledge and issued energy education tip cards to its 20,000 U.S. employees.