Tata Steel today (Sep 15) said it will introduce direct reduced iron (DRI) technology which can make iron using hydrogen, before it is converted to steel, in one or more electric furnaces in the Netherlands.
This is part of the steel manufacturer’s plans to reduce its CO2 emissions by five million tonnes a year by 2030 in Ijmuiden.
In pursuing the hydrogen route, Tata Steel will undertake a detailed assessment, the company said.
“By choosing hydrogen as the technology to produce steel in the Netherlands, we want to take an important strategic step in making our steel production more sustainable,” said T.V. Narendran, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Steel.
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