First batch of ‘green steel’ shipped

Swedish manufacturer Hybrit makes world’s first customer delivery of “green steel”.

In what is a trial run before full commercial production in 2026, Hybrit delivered the first batch of steel produced without using coal to truck-maker Volvo AB.

Hybrit’s plant in Lulea, northern Sweden, which started operations a year ago, aims to replace coking coal wit renewable electricity and hydrogen for ore-based steel making.

Coal used for steel production accounts for 8% of the world’s global greenhouse emissions.

“The goal is to deliver fossil-free steel to the market and demonstrate the technology on an industrial scale as early as 2026,” said steelmaker SSAB, who co-owns Hybrit and accounts for 10% of Sweden’s and 7% of Finland’s carbon dioxide emissions

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