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‘Green steel’ heating up in Sweden’s frozen north

James Brooks writes for TechXplore on green steel in Sweeden.

The C3 Take
  • Swedish steel company SSAB has partnered with the Swedish government to create a pilot plant that produces green steel.
  • The steel is made with green hydrogen, which is hydrogen fuel that is produced with renewable energy, and the process emits only water that can then be repurposed for future steel making.
  • The company has already partnered with Volvo to create steel for cars.
  • Market-driven innovation is accelerating green technologies.

“It begins with brown-tinged iron ore pellets that react with the hydrogen gas and are reduced to ball-shaped ‘sponge iron,’ which takes it name due to pores left behind following the removal of oxygen. This is then melted in an electric furnace.”

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