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SSAB to Proceed With EAF Installation

02 Jun 2023 - SSAB’s board of directors has greenlighted construction of an electric arc furnace at its Oxelösund mill, a SEK6.2 billion (US$575.6 million) investment that is projected to reduced Sweden’s national CO2 output by 3%. 

India’s Steel Ministry Considering Proposals for Green Hydrogen R&D

01 Jun 2023 - The country’s steel ministry is seeking proposals for research and development of green hydrogen use in iron and steel production, Argus Media reported yesterday.

Nucor, ExxonMobil Sign Carbon Capture Agreement

01 Jun 2023 - Nucor Corp. will begin capturing CO2 emissions at its Louisiana direct reduction plant through a new agreement with ExxonMobil, the steelmaker said on Thursday. 

Salzgitter Selects Energiron DR for Hydrogen-Ready DRI Plant

24 May 2023 - Salzgitter Flachstahl announced today it has chosen Energiron DR technology for its new 2.1-million-tons-per-year hydrogen-ready direct reduction plant to be installed at its facility in Salzgitter, Germany.

Phase 2 On the Books for Steel Mill Slag Treatment and Recovery Plant in Spain

24 May 2023 - SARRALLE Environment & Energy announced the start-up of Phase 1 and the order for Phase 2 of a project for the treatment and recovery of steel mill slag for Phoenix Services at Acerinox Palmones in Spain.

BlueScope Targets Emissions Reductions at NZ Steel

23 May 2023 - The Australian steelmaker announced yesterday it is looking into building a NZ$300 million (US$187 million) electric arc furnace (EAF) at its New Zealand Steel (NZ Steel) works in Glenbrook to lower its greenhouse gas emissions.

New MSS Steel Factory to House Dedicated Solar Tracking Manufacturing Line in Tennessee

18 May 2023 - MSS Steel Tubes USA and solar tracker provider Nextracker Inc. announced today the commissioning of a new factory in Memphis, Tenn., USA, to manufacture low-carbon steel components for solar tracking systems.

Nucor Once Served the Nuclear Industry. Now, the Industry Could Serve Nucor.

16 May 2023 - Nucor Corp. and nuclear power plant developer NuScale Power Corp. have signed a framework agreement under which they’ll study the possibility of powering Nucor’s electric arc furnaces with NuScale’s small modular reactors. 

ArcelorMittal North America Evaluating HBI Plant Expansion

09 May 2023 - ArcelorMittal is considering adding on to its recently acquired hot briquetted iron (HBI) plant near Corpus Christi, Texas, the company’s North American chief executive said on Tuesday.

Cleveland-Cliffs Reports Successful H2 Injection Trial 

08 May 2023 - Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. has successfully completed a hydrogen injection trial at one of its Ohio blast furnaces, taking a significant step toward decarbonized blast furnace production, the steelmaker announced on Monday.  

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