Energy Efficiency in Steel Re-rolling Mills

What is the Project About


Steel production is an energy-intensive process that generates a large amount of solid waste and greenhouse gases. In partnership with the Ministry of Steel, Government of India, funded by Global Environment Facilit, ythe project aims to increase energy efficiency of steel re-rolling mills sector, reduce associated emissions and enable penetration of environmentally-sustainable, energy efficient technologies in this sector.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What Have We Accomplished So Far
  • Identification and popularization of 10 technology packages for intervention in the re-heating furnace and 19 eco-tech options to enable greater energy efficiency in rolling mill processes

  • Significant savings through implementation of energy-efficient technologies in 29 SRRM units resulting in savings of 87,819,968 megajoules of energy conserved and reduction of 131,738 tons of carbon dioxide

  • Close to US$ 7.24 million has been invested in 16 units that undertook energy audits saving close to US$ 9.14 million in fuel costs

  • National and state recognitions to several model SRRM units for energy efficiency

  • Greater awareness generated through training and capacity building programmes to internalize energy efficiency and conservation measures

  • A range of knowledge products are utilized as awareness building tools including a portal (, project information packages, audio visuals and documentaries, newsletters and brochures

Funding Support by

Donor Name Amount Contributed
Global Environment Facility (GEF) US$ 6,750,000

Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Years

Year Amount
2012 US$ 1,445,346
2011 US$ 1,013,746
2010 US$ 758,392
2009 US$ 750,489
2008 US$ 802,111
2007 US$ 677,120
2006 US$ 325,960
2005 US$ 374,684
2004 US$ 39,353

US$ 1,013,146

Story of Change

Innovations of Steel

Innovations of Steel
A joint partnership between UNDP and the Ministry of Steel, Government of India and Global Environment Facility is helping energy-intensive steel sector save up to 40 percent on energy consumption enabling entrepreneurs to reap greater profits.

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