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HYBRIT - Towards fossilfree steel
by SSAB (Private sector)
SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall has initiated a project that, if proven feasible, can solve the steel industrys carbon dioxide challenge, HYBRIT (Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology).The aim is to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions from ironmaking by eliminating the need to use fossil fuel for iron ore reduction. The idea is to replace the blast furnaces with an alternative process, using hydrogen produced from clean electricity.
This means that the by-product from ironmaking would be water not carbon dioxide. Lower carbon emissions means a positive effect on the acidification, which is critical to preserve the biodiversity of the oceans
Progress reports
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • CO2 emission reductions (energy efficiency, renewable energy, etc.)
December 2017
Pre feasability study
December 2024
Pilot plant trials
December 2035
Demonstration plant trials
In-kind contribution
Financing (in USD)
7,245,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: 2016 April - 2035 December
SSAB (Private Sector) LKAB (Private Sector) Vattenfall (Private Sector)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Viktoria Karsberg, Head of Corporate Communications, viktoria.karsberg@ssab.com,
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