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14 December 2023

Positive decision on support for LKAB and HYBRIT

The HYBRIT initiative receives support from Industriklivet, the Swedish Energy Agency’s program to support Swedish industry’s transition to fossil-free.

1 November 2023

HYBRIT: LKAB will be responsible for the construction of the demonstration plant in Gällivare

LKAB and Hybrit Development AB have submitted a supplementary application to the Swedish Energy Agency for support for the next step in the development of the HYBRIT initiative. The supplement clarifies that LKAB is responsible for the construction of the planned demonstration plant and will be the main recipient of any state aid. At the …

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.

HYBRIT Hydrogen Storage closed for tests

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.

HYBRIT Hydrogen Storage closed for tests

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. …

19 November 2021

Eva Vitell Leaving as GM of Hybrit Development AB

Eva Vitell, GM of Hybrit Development AB, has chosen to leave the company. A process to find her replacement has begun and Eva Vitell will remain as GM for some time.

HBI och anläggning

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 …

3 November 2021

COP26: From mine to steel to the end products

As part of as part of the COP26 EU side events programme we organized an interesting event on decarbonizing the entire value-chain from mine to steel to end product.  Did you miss the event? Please watch it on Youtube.

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 …