For the first time ever, German steelmaker thyssenkrupp Steel will inject hydrogen into its steelmaking process in a bid to decarbonise its operations.
The hydrogen, supplied by French industrial gas giant Air Liquide, will be injected to partially replace pulverised coal at a large scale in the blast furnace during steel production.
It will be implemented this autumn as part of a pilot phase at one of the blast furnaces in thyssenkrupp’s integrated steel mills at its Duisburg, Germany site.
Following successful completion of the pilot, the solution will then be transferred to all blast furnaces at the site.
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