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The Swedish steel industry exposes at the Hanover Fair

The joint initiative called HYBRIT of SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall – here with their three representatives at the fair, from right, Martin Pei technology manager at SSAB, Jan Moström CEO of LKAB and Martin Lindqvist, CEO of SSAB. HYBRIT is now on exhibit as an exciting sustainability collaboration at one of the worlds largest industrial trade fairs in Hanover. The CEOs of the three companies are in Germany to show the rest of Europe that it is possible to produce fossil free steel. Photo: SSAB
The joint initiative called HYBRIT of SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall – here with their three representatives at the fair, from right, Martin Pei technology manager at SSAB, Jan Moström CEO of LKAB and Martin Lindqvist, CEO of SSAB. HYBRIT is now on exhibit as an exciting sustainability collaboration at one of the worlds largest industrial trade fairs in Hanover. The CEOs of the three companies are in Germany to show the rest of Europe that it is possible to produce fossil free steel. Photo: SSAB
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Markku Björkman - 02 Apr 2019

- The Swedish initiative for fossil-free steel production, HYBRIT, participates this week at the Hanover Fair where Sweden this year is a partner country. Höganäs is also in place to present 3D-printed components together with Electrolux, says Jernkontoret in a press release.

The Hanover Fair has over 6,000 exhibitors from 100 countries this year. One of these exhibitors is SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall who are in place to tell about HYBRIT, their joint project for fossil-free steel production. The idea is to use hydrogen gas instead of carbon during the reduction and thus only get water vapor as emissions, instead of carbon dioxide. The initiative has received great attention, both nationally and internationally, writes Jernkontoret.

"This is the beginning of a revolutionary changeover that can lead to greatly reduced carbon dioxide emissions from the steel industry," says Bo-Erik Pers, CEO at Jernkontoret.

Here are the seminars where HYBRIT participates:

Tuesday 2 April 10.00 Innovative Swedish partnerships to reach a fossil free future - Inspirational stage Jan Moström CEO of LKAB, Martin Pei technology manager at SSAB and chairman of HYBRIT, Andreas Regnell strategic manager at Vattenfall and Klara Helstad unit manager at the Swedish Energy Agency talk about HYBRIT at a seminar together with a number of other players

Wednesday 3 April 16.00–17.30 “Afternoon Session” - Energy Pavillon Mikael Nordlander responsible for R&D portfolio Fossil-free Industry at Vattenfall tells about HYBRIT

Thursday 4 April 10.00 Becoming fossil to increase competitiveness - Inspirational stage Mårten Görnerup, CEO of HYBRIT, presents HYBRIT at a seminar together with Fossil-free Sweden, and a number of other Swedish actors

About Hybrit Development and the HYBRIT initiative Hybrit Development AB is a joint venture owned by the steel manufacturer SSAB, the mining company LKAB and the energy company Vattenfall, with the aim of developing the world's first fossil-free ore-based steel production. The project was initiated in the spring of 2016 and the goal is to have an industrial process until 2035.

By using fossil-free electricity and hydrogen gas instead of coke and carbon during steel production, the emission will be water instead of carbon dioxide. The initiative has the potential to reduce Sweden's total carbon dioxide emissions by ten per cent. The HYBRIT initiative has been granted financial support from the Swedish Energy Agency. Research Project 1 (RP1) is a comprehensive collaboration between industry, colleges and research institutes to map possible fossil-free steps in the value chain energy, mine, iron and steel.

This year, Sweden is so-called partner country in at the Hanover Fair, which is attended by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Prince Carl-Philip and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, among others.
 
 

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The joint initiative called HYBRIT of SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall – here with their three representatives at the fair, from right, Martin Pei technology manager at SSAB, Jan Moström CEO of LKAB and Martin Lindqvist, CEO of SSAB. HYBRIT is now on exhibit as an exciting sustainability collaboration at one of the worlds largest industrial trade fairs in Hanover. The CEOs of the three companies are in Germany to show the rest of Europe that it is possible to produce fossil free steel. Photo: SSAB
The joint initiative called HYBRIT of SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall – here with their three representatives at the fair, from right, Martin Pei technology manager at SSAB, Jan Moström CEO of LKAB and Martin Lindqvist, CEO of SSAB. HYBRIT is now on exhibit as an exciting sustainability collaboration at one of the worlds largest industrial trade fairs in Hanover. The CEOs of the three companies are in Germany to show the rest of Europe that it is possible to produce fossil free steel. Photo: SSAB

The Swedish steel industry exposes at the Hanover Fair

"revolutionary steel industry changeover"

- The Swedish initiative for fossil-free steel production, HYBRIT, participates this week at the...