A £35m research network has been announced aimed at making the UK iron and steel industry carbon-neutral by 2040.
Swansea, Sheffield and Warwick universities will work with steelmakers on the seven-year Sustain programme.
It will include looking at harvesting untapped energy sources and capturing carbon emissions, as well as developing new products.
Those behind it believe it could also increase jobs in the industry.
Swansea University is leading the research and its steel expert Dr Cameron Pleydell-Pearce, Sustain’s deputy