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The project aims to replace coal with with fossil-free electricity and hydrogen, leaving virtually no carbon footprint.

18 Jun 2021 | International News : Sweden


Volvo is teaming up with Swedish steel maker SSAB to jointly explore the development of fossil-free, high-quality steel for use in the automotive industry.

The collaboration makes Volvo the first car maker to work with SSAB and its HYBRIT initiative, the steel industry's most ambitious and advanced project in fossil-free steel development.

'Green steel' allows Volvo to restrict carbon emissions within the supply chain
The project aims to replace coking coal, traditionally used in iron ore-based steelmaking, with fossil-free electricity and hydrogen. The result is expected to be the world's first fossil-free steelmaking technology, with virtually no carbon footprint.

As part of the collaboration, Volvo will be the first car maker to secure SSAB steel made from hydrogen-reduced iron from HYBRIT's pilot plant in Lulea, Sweden.

With the incorporation of 'green steel' into its manufacturing process, Volvo will be able to restrict carbon emissions within the company's wider operations and supply chain, on top of the recycling and reuse of materials.

The collaboration with SSAB is the latest initiative that supports Volvo overall climate action strategy. The centrepiece of the plan is Volvo's transformation into a fully electric car brand by 2030.

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