Green steel pilot project begins operating in Sweden

first_imgGreen steel pilot project begins operating in Sweden FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Swedish green steel venture HYBRIT, owned by SSAB, state-owned utility Vattenfall and miner LKAB, on Monday started test operations at its pilot plant for fossil-free steel in Lulea, Sweden.A successful development of the HYBRIT project could have big implications for efforts to cut carbon dioxide emissions, with SSAB alone accounting for 10% of Sweden’s total and 7% of Finland’s.The official start of operations at the plant, which will produce fossil-free sponge iron, essential for the steel production process, was attended by guests including Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven.“There is a lot still to be done, and there are challenges remaining, but I dare to claim that this is a globally unique plant,” SSAB CEO Martin Lindqvist said.The HYBRIT project aims to replace coking coal, traditionally needed for ore-based steel making, with fossil-free electricity and hydrogen.SSAB aims for the first fossil-free steel to be commercially available by 2026, and to become fossil free in its operations by 2045.[Johannes Hellstrom]More: Sweden’s HYBRIT starts operations at pilot plant for fossil-free steellast_img

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