ArcelorMittal driving towards carbon-free steelmaking with new proposed hydrogen DRI plant

With the German Federal Government making huge strides in accelerating hydrogen adoption, it is set to provide €55m ($65m) of funding for ArcelorMittal’s hydrogen-based direct reduced iron plant (DRI).

Hydrogen is set to be utilised in this unique demonstrator plant with the clean fuel to be used as a chemical agent to reduce iron ore in DRI.

Should this demonstrator plant be successful, it could potentially pave the way forward for hydrogen to be implemented into ArcelorMittal’s steelmaking process meaning its product will be free of carbon.

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