Steel Industry: Carbon fiber an environmental culprit

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This sentence does not contain a typo: The steel industry today called for a change in vehicle emissions regulations.

Huh? I mean the auto industry, right? Its been known to complain about the methods used to calibrate exhaust. Or maybe I meant to say that steel companies want to review how smokestack gases are measured?

Nope.

The World Steel Association today pointed out that materials such as carbon fiber, aluminum and magnesium give off 5-to-20 times more greenhouse gases during manufacturing than does steel. Therefore, when car manufacturers build these materials instead of steel into their vehicles, they are increasing their carbon footprint from a total life cycle perspective, worldsteel claims.

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