Salzgitter begins construction of hydrogen project for low-carbon steel production

Salzgitter AG has taken a major step in producing low-carbon steel with the commencement of construction of its steelmaking project, μDRAL, in Germany.

μDRAL is a demonstration plant that will produce direct reduced iron (DRI) with the plant being the first iron ore reduction facility designed to operate flexibly with natural gas and hydrogen.

€13.6m ($16m) has been invested in the plant with the German Federal Environment Ministry supporting the project with a 40% funding share.

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