Nippon Steel announces 33% CO2 emission reduction through hydrogen process

Nippon Steel Corporation has confirmed a 33% reduction in blast furnace CO2 emissions using hydrogen reduction technology was achieved.

Throughout tests conducted from November to December (2023), Nippon used the Super COURSE50 technology on a small-scale blast furnace and achieved the “highest level in the world” using the method.

Super COURSE50 uses heated hydrogen to reduce CO2 in a hydrogen reduction test furnace, and the company will now proceed with demonstration tests of the technology and establish it in large blast furnaces, planning to eventually reduce emissions by 50%.

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