In North America, SSAB steel is made from 97% recycled materials. But recycling is not enough. It is time to skip fossil-based energy sources too. SSAB Zero™ is produced with fossil-free electricity and renewable natural gas – resulting in steels with virtually no fossil carbon emissions.
SSAB Fossil-free™ steel is produced by using HYBRIT® technology, with direct reduction of iron ore using fossil-free hydrogen – emitting water instead of CO2.
SSAB is already one of the world’s most carbon emission-efficient steel companies. We are now about to revolutionize iron-ore based steelmaking and aim to be the first in the world to deliver fossil-free steel to the market in 2026. SSAB wants to offer customers the competitive advantage of a completely fossil-free value chain. By around 2030, all our production sites will be able to deliver fossil-free steel.
SSAB is not only developing the world’s first fossil-free steel, but is now also offering a steel based on recycled raw materials with no fossil carbon emissions. With SSAB Zero™, we are taking the next step towards a greener future.
SSAB Fossil-free™ steel is produced using the revolutionary HYBRIT® technology, which replaces coal in the iron ore reduction process with hydrogen. The result is a removal of the fossil carbon emissions. Learn more about how the groundbreaking technology was developed, how it works, the benefits of SSAB Fossil-free steel and why it is a sustainable steel.
If you think sustainable steel production sounds like a contradiction in terms, you probably have a point. Or, at least, you would have had before the launch of fossil-free steel. Get to know SSAB fossil-free steel and why it is introduced now.
Fossil-free steel has the same characteristics as traditional steel. You won’t notice any difference, but the planet will.
The interest in “green steel” is increasing. But when no official definition exists, how do you know if you’re a victim of greenwashing?
For thousands of years, steel has been made using coal to remove oxygen from iron ore, emitting vast amounts of CO2 in the process. But now, SSAB is set to revolutionize the industry with HYBRIT® technology, using hydrogen instead of coal in the ore reduction process, and emitting water instead of CO2.
The steel industry is currently one of the highest CO2 emitters, accounting for 7% of all emissions globally. While SSAB is already one of the world’s most CO2 efficient steelmakers, we know that the industry still has a long way to go. Our objective is to lead the steel industry to a decarbonized future.
An investment in steel without carbon emissions adds value to your business by eliminating the carbon footprint in the steel part of your value chain. Apart from a large end-customer demand, it enables the SSAB's customers to become forerunners and take the leading position within their industries, offering products of superior quality and with a very low carbon footprint.
Both SSAB Zero™ and SSAB Fossil-free™ steel, are steels with no carbon emissions. SSAB Zero is based on scrap. SSAB Fossil-free steel is based on iron-ore produced without fossil fuels, using HYBRIT® technology. Independent of the raw material, to our knowledge, SSAB will have the lowest emission steel offering. SSAB Zero™ and SSAB Fossil-free™ steel will have the quality and properties.
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Read about partnerships and future applications our partners are building in fossil-free steel. Together we are cutting CO2 emission, leading the way to a sustainable future.
Curious to take a step further and learn more about fossil-free steel? Get more in-depth knowledge about the development and the impact of the world around us.
In a world-first, Volvo Group has unveiled the first vehicle made of SSAB’s fossil-free steel. A load carrier for use in mining and quarrying represents the first leg of the journey towards a decarbonized future.
Epiroc has developed the world’s first underground mining truck with a dump box made from fossil-free steel.
The unique watch, named Time for Decarbonization, has been created using fossil-free steel powder.
Pressure to be more sustainable is being exerted at both ends of the supply chain, according to Professor Fredrik N G Andersson from Lund University.
Eco friendly cars are changing. With collaborations in the automotive and steel industry joining major players together, the dream of a carbon-neutral car is getting closer.
Development at SSAB of the world’s first-ever fossil-free steel is moving fast. Discover how patenting the technology will benefit future partners and increase global impact.
Since 2021, SSAB has been supplying small quantities of fossil-free steel for prototypes and small batch production runs. It has been a huge success. Now SSAB is taking another big step towards reducing the steel industry’s carbon footprint. The new SSAB Zero™ steel is not only produced without fossil emissions in our own plants, it is also made from recycled steel. A sustainable offering, which is seeing strong demand from the market.
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New research within the HYBRIT project, driven by SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall, shows superior results on the properties and quality of the hydrogen direct reduced sponge iron (H-DRI) made using HYBRIT technology. Test results prove that the direct reduction of iron ore using hydrogen offers a superior product that is easy to handle, transport and store. It also virtually eliminates CO\2\ emissions in the reduction process.
In a world-first, Volvo Group reveals the first vehicle made of fossil-free steel produced by SSAB. The machine, a load carrier for use in mining and quarrying, is being unveiled at a Volvo collaboration event today in Gothenburg.
SSAB is to deliver fossil-free steel to Cargotec, a leading provider of cargo and load handling solutions. Cargotec plans to use the fossil-free steel in their cargo handling equipment.