SSAB Borlänge and SSAB Arendal are to supply steel to build a number of photovoltaic solar parks in Angola. The plants will strengthen electricity supply in the country and help Angola to switch to renewables and reduce dependency on fossil fuels.
The Land and Environment Court has decided to grant SSAB Oxelösund an environmental permit to convert its steelmaking operations and reduce carbon dioxide activities by 2025. This also means that we will take a step nearer towards fossil-free steel production across SSAB in 2045.
The Energy4HYBRIT prefeasibility study, part of SSAB’s plan to be fossil free by 2045, has been completed. In this prefeasibility study, SSAB investigated the use of fossil-free energy sources, primarily biomaterial sidestreams, to replace fossil fuels in certain steelmaking processes, for example rolling processes. The Raahe mill in Finland acted as the reference in the project. The prefeasibility study indicates that it would be possible to replace a significant amount of fossil fuel consumption with felling and other bio-based sidestream components at the Raahe mill.