Press invitation – the world’s first fossil-free steel ready for delivery

SSAB is now issuing an invitation to participate when the world’s first fossil-free steel is ready for delivery to the customer, a milestone on the road to a completely fossil-free value chain for iron and steelmaking. The other owner companies of HYBRIT, LKAB and Vattenfall, will be participating in the event.

This makes SSAB the first in the world to produce fossil-free steel, steel made with iron produced using HYBRIT technology, i.e., reduced by 100% hydrogen instead of coal and coke. This trial delivery is an important step towards a completely fossil-free value chain. The goal is to deliver fossil-free steel to the market and demonstrate the technology on an industrial scale as early as 2026.

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall created the HYBRIT initiative (Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology), in 2016, with the aim to develop a technology for fossil-free iron and steelmaking. In June 2021, the three companies were able to showcase the world’s first hydrogen-reduced sponge iron produced at HYBRIT’s pilot plant in Luleå. This first sponge iron has since been used to produce the first steel made with this breakthrough technology.

The program will begin with a seminar on fossil-free steelmaking, green industrial development and the market for fossil-free products. Participants will also be invited to visit the rolling mill and be present when the very first fossil-free steel is made ready for delivery.

Participants include Sweden’s Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation Ibrahim Baylan, Martin Lindqvist, President and CEO of SSAB, Jan Moström, President and CEO of LKAB, and Anna Borg, President and CEO of Vattenfall.

Date: August 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM CEST
Digital: https://www.floodlive.se/ssab
On site: Limited number of places at SSAB Oxelösund ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Program

11:00 AM Seminar

“The world’s first fossil-free steel – an industrial revolution for the climate”

Participants: Swedish Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation Ibrahim Baylan, Martin Lindqvist,
CEO of SSAB, Jan Moström, CEO of LKAB, and Anna Borg, President and CEO of Vattenfall.

Martin Pei, Technical Director at SSAB, and Johnny Sjöström, Head of the SSAB Special   Steels division, on the journey towards fossil-free.

Panel discussion “Fossil-free steel – significance for the region, Sweden and Europe” - Svante Axelsson, Fossil Free Sweden, Beatrice Ask, County Governor of Sörmland, Catharina Fredriksson, Municipal Commissioner of Oxelösund, Christian Danielsson, Head of the European Commission´s Representation in Sweden.

12:05 PM Media meeting on Teams and for the media on site. Participants Ibrahim Baylan, Martin Lindqvist, Jan Moström and Anna Borg.

12:40 PM Visit to the rolling mill and to see fossil-free steel being completed for delivery to the customer.

The event will start on Wednesday, August 18 at 11:00 AM CEST.
Application for participation in the digital press conference on Teams to be submitted to asa.hartman@ssab.com 
The press conference will be held mainly in Swedish, with an opportunity to ask questions in English. No pre-registration is required in order to follow the broadcast of the seminar via a link.

If you are interested in participating on site, please register your interest to mia.widell@ssab.com
LIMITED NUMBER OF PLACES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Questions and interview requests:
Mia Widell, Public Relations Officer, SSAB, +46 76-527 25 01
Anders Lindberg, Group Media Relations Manager, LKAB, +46 72-717 83 55
Magnus Kryssare, Press Officer, Vattenfall, +46 76 769 56 07
Kajsa Loord, Press secretary for Ibrahim Baylan, +46 73-075 97 31

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