Demonstration of electric melting of sponge iron in EAF

Traditional steelmaking involves removing oxygen from the iron ore using carbon and coke in a blast furnace, a process that emits large volumes of CO2. In the HYBRIT Demonstration project SSAB will phase out two blast furnaces and a coking plant in Oxelösund and replace them with an electric arc furnace (EAF). The EAF will enable the demonstration of electric melting with high shares of hydrogen-reduced sponge iron. The process will be powered by fossil-free electricity.

The project will enable SSAB to introduce fossil-free steel to the market by 2026. The fossil-free steel produced with hydrogen-reduced sponge iron will have the same quality and properties as the steel produced by SSAB today.

Fossil free Steel Slab
Funded by the European Union