thyssenkrupp Steel to inject hydrogen into steelmaking process

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.

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