Ovako commits to carbon-neutral steel production with hydrogen
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Ovako commits to carbon-neutral steel production with hydrogen

Engineering steel manufacturer Ovako is aiming for carbon neutrality from January 2022 through the implementation of hydrogen.

A huge step forward for the company, such commitment builds on the success of a recent pilot project to heat steel with fossil-free hydrogen – an effort which also featured Nel, Volvo, Hitachi ABB and H2 Green Steel.

Following the success, Ovako is now gearing up for its first full-scale hydrogen-based steel production installation at its Hofors mill in Sweden, a landmark operation in its decarbonisation targets.

Full implementation of hydrogen-fuelled heating will further reduce process emissions by a total of 80% from the 2015 baseline: an additional 50% from today’s levels.

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