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Fossil Fuel–Free ‘Green’ Steel Produced for the First Time


A Swedish consortium delivered the first batch of the metal—made using ‘green’ hydrogen—to an automobile manufacturer for truck production.

Now there’s a “green” method for making the metal using a hybrid process powered by hydrogen, reports David Vetter for Forbes. A metal-making company in Sweden has produced the first fossil fuel-free steel in a trial process. SSAB made the metal for the Volvo Group to use for truck manufacturing.

The steel was produced using HYBRIT (Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology), which uses electricity from renewable sources to create the clean-burning gas. With this process, hydrogen replaces fossil fuels both in the manufacture of iron pellets and carbon purification process, Forbes reports. Source:  here

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