Construction underway for world’s first hydrogen-powered steel plant


A groundbreaking ceremony in Sweden has officially marked construction at what will be the world’s first fossil-free hydrogen (H2)-powered steel plant.

The three partner companies in the HYBRIT project – Vattenfall, SSAB and LKAB – together with the Swedish Energy Agency have invested SEK 1.4bn in the pilot plant. The joint venture company aims to be first in the world to develop an industrial process for fossil-free, ore-based steel production. The project was initiated in spring 2016 and the goal is to have an industrial process in place by 2035.

Plans for a hydrogen-powered steel plant revealed

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