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Nucor Steel Alabama Tunnel Furnaces

LMOP Award Winner
Location:
Trinity, Alabama
End User(s):
Nucor Steel Decatur, LLC
Sector(s):
Steel
Landfill(s):
Morgan County Regional Landfill
Landfill Size:
3.66 million tons waste-in-place (2008)
Project Type:
Direct Thermal (tunnel furnaces and ladle preheaters to produce flat rolled carbon steel)
Project Size:
850 standard cubic feet per minute (scfm)
Environmental Benefits:
Carbon sequestered annually by 21,500 acres of pine or fir forests, annual greenhouse gas emissions from 19,200 passenger vehicles, or carbon dioxide emissions from 234,000 barrels of oil consumed. Annual energy savings equate to heating 2,900 homes. Estimated emissions reductions of 0.0274 million metric tons of carbon equivalents.
LMOP Partners Involved:
Granger Energy, Morgan County Regional Landfill, Nucor Steel Decatur, LLC
Last Updated:
7/15/2010

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