Hydrogen Europe has launched a new study exploring hydrogen’s role in producing green steel today (May 12).
With geopolitical tension in Europe continuing to accelerate the use of renewable energy to secure the EU’s energy independence, hydrogen-derived steel production could be a major market in the future.
The EU is also cutting back on coal imports from Russia in addition to exploring low-carbon technologies.
The Steel from Solar Energy study is aiming to showcase the conditions under which steel can be produced economically from iron ore using hydrogen.
Identified in the study are crucial areas that are holding back the wider adoption of green steel.
Included here is cost, scale, and the necessity to provide constant streams of hydrogen to the reduction shaft.
These obstacles must be overcome in order to integrate green steel produced from hydrogen further into the heart of the European market and both decarbonise and gain independence from other nations.
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