Of all sources of energy, natural gas produces the least pollution of the in-house atmosphere and is thus especially environmentally compatible. The largest advantage of natural gas is that it can be utilized without any chemical conversion. Natural gas as a source of energy has various applications in different areas of the voestalpine Group. At the Linz location, natural gas is used in the hot- and cold-rolling mills as well as for the generation of electricity in the power plant.
Electricity as a source of energy also plays an important role in production processes. Electricity is indispensable in the overall operational infrastructure. The large demand for energy at voestalpine is met to a large extent by the company-owned power plant and by other outside sources.