Castellanza, October 3, 2018 – Hybrit Development chose Tenova DRI solution to develop the world’s first fossil-free steel-making technology with virtually no carbon footprint.
Hybrit Development selected Tenova, a company of the Techint Group specialized in innovative solutions for the metals and mining industries, as supplier of selected process equipment, for direct reduction ironmaking, for its pilot plant for fossil-free steel in Luleå, Sweden.
In 2016, the HYBRIT Initiative for fossil-free steelmaking was established with the aim to replace coking coal, traditionally needed for ore-based steel making, with hydrogen in order to obtain a fossil-free steel-making process route with virtually no carbon footprint. The HYBRIT Initiative set specific target toward the construction and operation of a pilot plant with the aim to test hydrogen as reducing agent in the production of Direct Reduced Iron (DRI).
The pilot-plant is designed for the purpose to develop production of DRI using Hydrogen, a crucial process step in the future fossil-free steelmaking production route. The pilot plant will be located in Luleå, Sweden, and is expected to begin operations in 2020.