Hydrogen could be used in many hard-to-decarbonize sectors. Foremost amongst them is the steel manufacturing industry. On this episode of EAH, we speak with Dr. Martin Pei, Executive Vice President and CTO of SSAB and the first Chairman of the Board for Hybrit Development AB. SSAB is a global steel company with a leading position in high-strength steels and related services. Together with their partners, LKAB and Vattenfall, SSAB are making a unique joint effort to change the Swedish iron and steel industry fundamentally. With HYBRIT technology, SSAB aims to be the first steel company in the world to bring fossil-free steel to the market already in 2026 and largely eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from the company's own operations as soon as 2030.
SSAB website: https://www.ssab.com/
HYBRIT info page: https://www.ssab.com/fossil-free-steel/hybrit-a-new-revolutionary-steelmaking-technology
Reuters article on HYBRIT: https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/swedens-hybrit-delivers-worlds-first-fossil-free-steel-2021-08-18/