Salzgitter, Avacon and Linde commission WindH2 project

German based steel producer Salzgitter has teamed up with Avacon and Linde to begin operations for a €50m ($59.5m) project that will see green hydrogen produced based on electricity generated by wind power.

Touted as an “important step” on the path to decarbonising the steel industry, the commissioning of ‘WindH2’, Germany’s only sector coupling project, will, in the future, produce green hydrogen on the site of the steelworks in Salzgitter.

WindH2 is forecasted to be a cornerstone in the SALCOS® – Salzgitter Low CO2 Steelmaking technology project.

The project plans on reducing CO2 emissions by replacing the carbon required for iron ore smelting with hydrogen from renewable sources.

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