SSAB Zero™is made of recycled steel and produced with fossil-free electricity and biogas – 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. We are just not developing new, fossil-free steel, but now also offering fossil carbon emission-free steel made from recycled raw material.
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 carbon emitters, accounting for 7% of all emissions globally. While SSAB is already one of the world’s most 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.
Green steel does not have an officially recognized definition. The term ‘green steel’ is an unofficial label used when a product has not met pre-approved or defined criteria. SSAB Zero™ and SSAB Fossil-free™ steel are emission-free steels with specific guarantees: using only fossil-free electricity and biogas, with no carbon emission offsetting and with no mass balance allocation of products.
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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.
SSAB is taking part in meetings and seminars in conjunction with the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27, which this year is hosted by Egypt. SSAB will, as part of Business Sweden’s delegation, raise the need for enabling regulatory frameworks and a level playing field as well as highlight the importance of partnerships and cross-sector co-operation to reach Paris Agreement targets.
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.
SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall's HYBRIT pilot facility for the storage of fossil-free hydrogen gas is now in operation in Luleå. The rock cavern storage facility is the first of its kind in the world for storing fossil-free hydrogen gas. The two-year test period will now start and continue until 2024, which means that HYBRIT has taken another important step in developing the overall value chain for fossil-free iron and steel production.