Steelmaker SSAB is one step closer to its goal of fossil-free steel production by 2026. The company’s Swedish venture Hybrit just delivered “green steel” – steel produced without using coal – to truck-maker Volvo AB for use in prototype vehicles and components, according to The Guardian. Hybrit is also owned by state-owned utility Vattenfall and miner LKAB.
Steelmaking using coal reportedly accounts for 8% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Hybrit began test operations for green steel at a pilot plant in Sweden one year ago, according to the article. The venture’s aim is to replace coking coal used in ore-based steel production with hydrogen and renewable electricity.
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