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EUROFER: Climate Goals Are Important, But So Is a Plan for Meeting Them 

17 Sep 2020 - If the European Union hopes to achieve a newly proposed carbon emissions goal, it will have to quickly adopt a set of enabling measures that support the effort, the European Steel Association (EUROFER) said Thursday. 

Salzgitter to Decide on DRI Plant Next Year

15 Sep 2020 - Salzgitter expects to report whether construction of direct reduction of iron ore (DRI) plant and upstream hydrogen electrolyzer is feasible by next spring, the company said Tuesday. 

Plastics Recycling Plant Could Soon Feed Canadian Blast Furnace 

03 Sep 2020 - A start-up plastics recycler has announced plans to build a sorting facility in northern Pennsylvania that potentially could sell polymers to a Canadian steel producer.  

SSAB Celebrates Start of H2-Based Sponge Iron Plant

02 Sep 2020 - SSAB and partners LKAB and Vattenfall on Monday started up a pilot-scale sponge iron plant that will use hydrogen from a renewably powered electrolyzer. 

With Key Equipment Delivery, Salzgitter Gets Ready to Make Hydrogen

26 Aug 2020 - Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH has taken delivery of what’s being called the world’s most powerful high-temperature hydrogen electrolyzer, the company reports. 

Fortescue Agreement Builds on Renewable Hydrogen Investment 

20 Aug 2020 - Australian iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group and two other organizations have agreed to work together on further developing hydrogen technology. 

Algoma Plans Byproducts Plant Improvement

19 Aug 2020 - Canadian steelmaker Algoma Steel Inc. is receiving CA$4 million in government support for improvements to the byproducts plant at its Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., coke facility. 

HYBRIT Reports Early Successes in Fossil-Fuel-Free Pellet Trials

06 Aug 2020 - Swedish iron ore miner LKAB is so far seeing successful results as it trials several heating technologies for iron ore pellet production, a new milestone on the path to create a fossil-fuel-free pellet. 

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