‘First fossil-free steel’ produced in Sweden, delivered to Volvo


Steel production is one of many industrial processes ripe for improvement when it comes to emissions.

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Sweden’s SSAB says it has “produced the world’s first fossil-free steel” and has started delivering it to the Volvo Group, its first customer.

The news represents the latest development for the Hybrit project, which was set up in 2016 and is owned by SSAB, energy firm Vattenfall and LKAB, a mining and minerals group. Both Vattenfall and LKAB are owned by the Swedish state. The idea underpinning Hybrit is to use “100% fossil-free hydrogen” rather than coal and coke in steel production.

In an announcement on Wednesday, SSAB called the trial delivery…


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