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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. 

Elkem to Explore Renewable Biocarbon Production With New Pilot Plant

10 Sep 2020 - Elkem, an international manufacturer of silicon-based materials and carbon solutions, today announced their plans to build a renewable biocarbon pilot plant in Canada, with the future goal to scale up production for use in the steel industry.

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. 

American Zinc Recycling Hires New CEO

19 Aug 2020 - Electric arc furnace dust recycler American Zinc Recycling LLC has named Joel Hawthorne as president and chief executive officer, the company announced Tuesday. 

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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