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SSAB, Fortum to Initiate FEED Study on Hydrogen-Based Sponge Iron Plant

05 Jun 2023 - SSAB and Finnish energy company Fortum will undertake a front-end engineering design of a potential industrial-scale, hydrogen-reduced sponge iron plant, the companies have announced. 

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. 

POSCO Looks to Begin Work on Pilot DRI Plant

30 May 2023 - POSCO is set to break ground on a pilot-scale direct reduction plant that utilizes hydrogen, reports The Korea Economic Daily newspaper. 

PGT Trucking, Nucor Celebrate a First — A Shipment of Steel on an Electric Truck

30 May 2023 - Flatbed trucker PGT Trucking Inc. recently celebrated a milestone, hauling a shipment of steel from Nucor Corp.’s Brandenburg, Ky., USA, plant to a fabricator via a battery electric tractor, reports The Trucker newspaper. 

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. 

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