“We are at the COP26 in Glasgow to show that it is both possible and necessary to transform the steel industry and in principle to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions in steelmaking. However, to support a quick, fair change with a possibility to reach the UN’s climate change goals, heads of states and governments will need to make bold decisions at COP26. We need carbon emission pricing globally and we also need a framework to support level playing field conditions for change,” says SSAB’s President & CEO Martin Lindqvist.

SSAB’s goal is to make fossil-free steel and together with our partners to create an entirely fossil-free value chain for steelmaking. In July, SSAB produced the world’s first fossil-free steel from sponge iron made with HYBRIT technology, which means direct reduction using 100% fossil-free hydrogen instead of coal and coke. In 2026, SSAB plans to supply the market with fossil-free steel at a commercial scale.

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall launched HYBRIT (Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology) in 2016 with the aim of developing a technology for fossil-free iron- and steelmaking. HYBRIT technology replaces the coal and coke traditionally used for iron-ore based steelmaking with fossil-free electricity and hydrogen. The process largely eliminates carbon dioxide emissions in steelmaking.

Read more here: https://www.ssab.com/fossil-free-steel

For further information, please contact:
Mia Widell, Head of Press Relations and Corporate Communications at SSAB, [email protected],
tel +46 76 527 2501

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Schedule: https://marketing.business-sweden.se/acton/media/28818/cop26

9.30-10.00 Opening of the Swedish Pavilion, blue zone

14.30-15.30 Seminar: Industry Transformation in a rapidly changing world
Venue: Swedish Pavilion, blue zone and digitally

17.00-17.40 Seminar: How we accelerate decarbonisation in transport and industry. Venue: Swedish Pavilion, blue zone

SSAB is attending from November 2 to 10. For more information, please contact [email protected]