Tenovac contracted by Hybrit Development AB to supply key technological equipment for a fossil-free ironmaking pilot plant in Luleå, Sweden
Hybrit Development selected Tenova as supplier of selected process equipment for direct reduction ironmaking, for its pilot plant for fossil-free steel in Luleå, Sweden. In 2016, the HYBRIT Initiative for fossil-free steelmaking was established with the aim to replace coking coal, traditionally needed for ore-based steel making, with hydrogen in order to obtain a fossil-free steel-making process route with virtually no carbon footprint. The pilot-plant is designed for the purpose to develop production of DRI using Hydrogen, a crucial process step in the future fossil-free steelmaking production route. The pilot plant will be located in Luleå, Sweden, and is expected to begin operations in 2020.