HYBRIT. A new revolutionary steelmaking technology.

With HYBRIT technology, SSAB aims to be the first steel company in the world to bring fossil-free steel to the market already in 2026. SSAB will be practically fossil free by 2045. Together with our partners and customers, SSAB aims to create a fossil-free value chain, from the mine to the end-product.

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What is HYBRIT?

In 2016, SSAB, LKAB (Europe’s largest iron ore producer) and Vattenfall (one of Europe’s largest energy companies) joined forces to create HYBRIT – an initiative that endeavors to revolutionize steelmaking. Using HYBRIT technology, SSAB aims to replace coking coal, traditionally needed for ore-based steelmaking, with fossil-free electricity and hydrogen. The result will be the world’s first fossil-free steelmaking technology, with virtually no carbon footprint. Our goal is to reduce Sweden’s CO2 emissions by 10% and Finland’s by 7%.

The journey towards fossil-free steel

Interview with Martin Pei

“We want to take this technology to a commercial scale, so we can be the first steel company to put fossil-free steel on the market.” Watch Martin Pei, SSAB’s CTO and originator of the initiative, to talk about the HYBRIT project.

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Episode 1: The HYBRIT initiative

Watch the video to learn more about the HYBRIT project and the journey towards Fossil-free steel.

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Episode 2: HYBRIT research

Watch the video to learn more about the HYBRIT project – from a shovel in the ground to a pilot plant.

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Episode 3: It starts in the mine

Watch the video to learn more about the HYBRIT project – We will change the future and the industry.

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Episode 4: Fossil-free electricity is the key

Watch the video to learn more about the HYBRIT project – Innovation needs to happen along the whole value chain.

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Episode 5: Addressing the root cause

Watch the video to learn more about the HYBRIT project – paving the way toward fossil-free industry future and steel products

A joint venture

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LKAB

LKAB is an international and high-tech mining and minerals group that mines and upgrades the unique iron ore of northern Sweden for the global steel market. Sustainability is core to our business and our ambition is to be one of the industry’s most innovative, resource-efficient and responsible companies.

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Vattenfall

Vattenfall is a leading European energy company, which for more than 100 years has electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernised our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We now want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation.

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