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Monday, 01 April 2019 21:18

Welcome to HYBRIT at Hannover messe

HYBRIT, an initiative that will revolutionize the iron- and steelmaking, will be on site at Hannover messe, 1 – 5 April 2019. SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall, plan to replace coking coal with fossil free electricity and hydrogen, developing the world´s first fossil-free steelmaking technology. Emissions from the steel- and iron production will be water vapor instead of carbon dioxide. Join us to hear more about our initiative and meet our experts in The Swedish Pavilion (Hall 27 H30)

The steel industry is one of the highest CO2-emitting industries, accounting for 7 percent of CO2 emissions globally and 10 percent in Sweden. A growing global population and an expanding urbanization are expected to trigger a rise in global steel demand and by 2050 steel use is projected to increase 1.5 times compared to today. Even if the level of recycled scrap will increase it will not be enough to meet the total global demand. We will need to produce steel from virgin iron ore also in the future. The carbon footprint in the steel industry is thus a challenge for Europe and the rest of the world.

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Therefore, SSAB (global leader in high-strength steels), LKAB (Europe’s largest iron ore producer) and Vattenfall (one of Europe’s largest electricity producers) created HYBRIT, joined in a determination to contribute to a more sustainable society. HYBRIT is short for Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology. What makes HYBRIT unique, is that the project aims to solve the root cause of the problem, by replace coking coal, traditionally needed for iron ore-based steelmaking, with fossil-free electricity and hydrogen. The result will be the world’s first fossil-free steelmaking technology. We will go from CO2 to H2O as by-product. The three owners of HYBRIT have, together with the Swedish Energy Agency, decided to invest about 1,4 billion SEK in a world-unique pilot. A facility has started to be built in Luleå north of Sweden and soon the construction of a test plant for pellets will be built in Malmberget. Do you want to know more about our journey please visit us at Hannover messe.

HYBRIT will participate at following seminaries

Tuesday April 2nd 10am Innovative Swedish partnerships to reach a fossil free future – Inspirational stage
Seminar together with Fossil Free Sweden, Swedish Energy Agency and others – Jan Moström CEO at LKAB, Andreas Regnell Senior Vice President of Strategic Development at Vattenfall, Martin Pei Chariman at Hybrit Development and CTO SSAB and Klara Helstad Head Sustainable Industry Unit at Swedish Energy Agency will talk about HYBRIT

Wednesday April 3rd 4pm – 5:30pm “Afternoon Session” – Energy Pavilion
Mikael Nordlander Head of R&D portfolio Industry Decarbonization at Vattenfall to present HYBRIT 

Thursday April 4th 10am Becoming fossil f to increase competitiveness – Inspirational stage
Mårten Görnerup, CEO at HYBRIT, to present HYBRIT in a session together with Fossil Free Sweden amongst others.

About Hybrit Development and HYBRIT Initiative
Hybrit Development AB is a joint-venture between the steel manufacturer SSAB, the mining company LKAB, and the energy company Vattenfall. The objective of the joint- venture is to develop the world’s first fossil-free, ore-based steelmaking process. The project started during the spring of 2016, and the goal is to have an industrial process in place by 2035. The byproduct of using fossil- free electricity and hydrogen in steelmaking instead of coke and coal, will be water instead of carbon dioxide. The initiative has the potential to reduce Sweden’s total carbon dioxide emissions by 10 percent. The HYBRIT initiative has been granted financial support from the Swedish Energy Agency. The Research Project 1 (RP1) is a comprehensive collaboration among industry, universities, and research institutes aimed at ascertaining fossil-free steps in the energy, mine, iron, and steel value chain. www.hybritdevelopment.com

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