Advanced Materials Technologies Materials and Transition Engineer, Jill Cooper.

6 April 2022 | Ep.65 – Is steel really sustainable?

In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Advanced Materials Director & Materials and Transition Engineer, Jill Cooper.

Jill has over 35 year’s experience in steelmaking, smelting, kilns, reformers and refractory lined product units, and has a particular interest in the new low carbon economy.

Together we chat about steel decarbonisation and what an ideal domestic steel industry would look like – covering off what the technical challenges and opportunities are, the role Government needs to play in supporting this transition and what that transition would look like.


Find out more about our sustainability initiatives at HERA:

Steel recycling report: https://www.hera.org.nz/sustainability/steel-recycling/

Steel and the circular economy: https://www.hera.org.nz/sustainability/steel-circular-economy/

Zero carbon steel: https://www.hera.org.nz/sustainability/zero-carbon-steel/

Steel and the living standards framework: https://www.hera.org.nz/sustainability/steel-lsf/

Aotearoa Transformation Agenda and Plan: https://www.hera.org.nz/sustainability/ata-plan/

Guidance for calculating carbon footprint: https://www.hera.org.nz/sustainability/carbon-footprint/

Steel sustainability research fund: https://www.hera.org.nz/sustainability/sustainability-research-fund/


You might also be interested in the following resources:

Key messages document on six reasons why steel from the Sustainable Steel Council: https://www.sustainablesteel.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Six-reasons-why-LAP-LAT-01.pdf

Sustainability FAQ’s answered: https://www.hera.org.nz/sustainability/sustainability-faqs/