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12 October 2022
HYBRIT: New research shows hydrogen-reduced iron has superior properties
New research within the HYBRIT project, driven by SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall, shows superior results on the properties and quality of the hydrogen direct reduced sponge iron (H-DRI) made using HYBRIT technology.
23 September 2022
HYBRIT: Milestone reached – pilot facility for hydrogen storage up and running
SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall’s HYBRIT pilot facility for the storage of fossil-free hydrogen gas is now in operation in Luleå. The rock cavern storage facility is the first of its kind in the world for storing fossil-free hydrogen gas.
16 June 2022
HYBRIT: A unique, underground, fossil-free hydrogen gas storage facility is being inaugurated in Luleå
SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall are inaugurating HYBRIT’s pilot facility for fossil-free hydrogen gas storage at Svartöberget in Luleå, Sweden. The rock cavern storage facility is the first of its kind in the world. The inauguration ceremony marks the start of the two-year test period, which will run until 2024.
18 March 2022
EU Commissioner for Energy visits HYBRIT pilot plant in Luleå
Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy, visits the HYBRIT pilot plant in Luleå during her visit to Sweden, to experience the world’s first completely fossil-free value chain for iron and steel production. HYBRIT is jointly owned by SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall.
18 February 2022
HYBRIT: A unique hydrogen storage facility in Luleå is taking shape
Construction of the rock cavern storage facility for fossil-free hydrogen in Luleå has reached the halfway point. Right now the steel lining is being installed inside Svartöberget. The storage facility, which will be an important part of the value chain for fossil-free iron and steel production, is planned to be in operation by the summer. …
17 November 2021
HYBRIT Granted Support from EU Innovation Fund
The HYBRIT-initiative is granted support from the European Union, as one of seven large-scale innovative projects under the Innovation Fund. The European Union is in total investing over €1.1 billion into the seven projects. The EU Innovation Fund is one of the world’s largest funding programs for demonstrating innovative technologies that help reduce greenhouse gas …
6 September 2021
HYBRIT Research project 1 has reached it’s end
Wednesday September 1st was a prominent day for HYBRIT’s Research project 1. It was time to present the results for a wider audience, at the ESTAD- conference hosted by Järnkontoret. There was a lot of interest with many interested listeners, particularly via the digital platform. The project was introduced by Hybrit General Manager Eva Vitell, …
18 August 2021
The world’s first fossil-free steel ready for delivery
SSAB has now manufactured the first fossil-free steel in the world and delivered it to a customer. The test delivery is an important step toward a fully fossil-free iron and steel production value chain and a milestone for the HYBRIT partnership between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall. In July, SSAB Oxelösund rolled the first steel produced …
2 July 2021
HYBRIT: Fossil free gas heating – an important step towards fossil free steel
HYBRIT is taking yet another step towards fossil free steel by initiating a project to develop the possibilities for fossil free heating the hydrogen for the reduction process. The next step is to form a strategic partnership to develop an electric heating solution for fossil free hydrogen, that is to be used in the reduction …