Swiss engineering group ABB will provide a full electrification and automation package for the world’s first fossil-free hydrogen-powered steel plant in northern Sweden.
HYBRIT (Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology) is a groundbreaking effort to reduce CO2 emissions in the steel industry by replacing coal with hydrogen in the steelmaking process.
The initiative was started in 2016 by the steel, mining and energy companies SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall and has the potential to reduce Sweden’s total carbon dioxide emissions by 10%.
Read more: HYBRIT – A journey toward fossil-free steel
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