Cooperation between LKAB, SSAB and Vattenfall (HYBRIT) to transform the thousand years old coal based technology of steel making. By using hydrogen instead of coal, the process can revolutionise an industry that accounts for 6-7% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
A pilot facility is running in Luleå and the technology will be scaled up in Gällivare and fossil-free steel should be commercially available by 2026.
When fully implemented by SSAB this will reduce approximately 10 per cent of the total Swedish greenhouse gas emissions and the company aims to transform all its operations in Sweden and Finland by 2030.
By 2045 the goal for the mining company LKAB is to have gone from selling iron ore pellets to sponge iron produced with green hydrogen. This will make it possible for their customers all over the world to make fossil-free steel with the potential to lower total emissions with 30 million tonnes CO2e.
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HYBRIT is not the only project focusing on fossil-free steel. The new company H2 Green Steel is planning for steelproduction in Boden starting 2024 in collaboration with customers across multiple segments including automotive, commercial vehicle, white goods, furniture, and industrial equipment.
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