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Nissan to Expand Use of Advanced High-Strength Steel

21 Jun 2018 - Nissan Motors Co. Ltd. said it plans to use more advanced high-strength steel in its vehicles and aims to have the material account for 25% of components by weight.

Indian, Australian Companies Agree to Develop Lignite-Based Iron Plant

31 May 2018 - An Australian company has signed a master development agreement with India’s state-owned iron ore and lignite producers to build a new type of ironmaking plant in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Professor: Steel Needs New Products, But It Needs the Processes to Make Them, Too

07 May 2018 - The third generation of advanced high-strength steels is just now beginning to enter widespread commercialization, but it likely will be a few more years before they reach a tipping point, according to Colorado School of Mines professor and metallurgist John Speer.

voestalpine Marks the Start of Work on Hydrogen Plant

23 Apr 2018 - voestalpine has launched construction of a pilot-scale hydrogen electrolysis plant, a project that it hopes will pave the way for a carbon-free steelmaking. 

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