SSAB to parade world’s first fossil-free steel

SSABFossil freeSteelOnDisplayAtBauma 500gNordic steel producer SSAB will exhibit a piece of its fossil-free steel at bauma which is coming to Munich from 24-30 October

The first steel plate was produced with hydrogen reduced sponge iron at SSAB in Oxelösund, Sweden on August 18, 2021, and delivered to Volvo Group. At the show this year, a cut-off of that steel plate will be on display as sustainability experts at the stand explain the unique HYBRIT Technology and how fossil-free steel can be used as a platform for creating end-customer products largely eliminating greenhouse gas emissions. 

With HYBRIT technology, SSAB is aiming to replace coking coal – traditionally needed for ore-based steelmaking – with fossil-free electricity and hydrogen. Volvo CE recently became the first manufacturer in the world to deliver a construction machine to a customer using the fossil-free steel in the form of the A30G articulated hauler. 

The remarkable steel will share the stand with other advances from SSAB including Hardox 500 Turf wear-resistant steel which boasts a Brinell hardness of 500 HBW. Through this innovation, SSAB is looking to shake up the earthmoving industry and multiple companies have already launched new bucket lines making the most of the properties of Hardox 500 Tuf.

To find out more, visit SSAB at hall A6, stand 439. 

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