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SSAB Greenlights Plan to Build EAF Mill 

11 Apr 2024 - SSAB’s board of directors have given the go-ahead on construction of a EUR4.5 billion EAF mini-mill in Luleå, Sweden. 

Report: Europe So Far Has Committed EUR10 Billion to Steel Decarbonization Projects 

10 Apr 2024 - European countries are throwing significant financial support to steel decarbonization projects, announcing EUR10.5 billion in grants between January 2023 and March 2024, according to Ukrainian think tank and consultancy GMK Center. 

Salzgitter Eyes 2026 Start of New Scrap Shredding Plant

04 Apr 2024 -   Salzgitter has commissioned construction of an EUR30 million scrap shredding plant at its Salzgitter work in Germany, the company has said.

U. S. Steel Signs Agreement for Carbon Sequestration Plant 

03 Apr 2024 - United States Steel Corporation has signed an agreement with carbon capture specialist CarbonFree to build a sequestration plant at Gary Works. 

U.S. DRI Projects Receive Federal Support

25 Mar 2024 - Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., SSAB and Vale will share up to US$1.4 billion in federal funding supporting several proposed decarbonization projects. 

Nucor Teams With Google, Microsoft on Electricity Procurement 

20 Mar 2024 - Nucor Corp. will work with Google LLC and Microsoft Corp. to meet their collective electricity needs together and develop procurement models designed to accelerate the development of first-of-a-kind and early commercial projects, including advanced nuclear, next-generation geothermal, clean hydrogen, long-duration energy storage. 

West Virginia Regulators OK Power Line for Nucor Mill  

07 Mar 2024 - The West Virginia Public Service Commission has greenlighted a plant to build a US$86 million power transmission line that will serve Nucor Corp.’s West Virginia sheet mill, reports the (Huntington, W.Va.) Herald-Dispatch newspaper. 

SAIL, Primetals Technologies to Collaborate on Decarbonization

06 Mar 2024 - The Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) and Primetals Technologies have signed a memorandum of understanding to closely collaborate on projects and technologies related to decarbonization of the steelmaker’s Rourkela plant in Odisha, India.

Tenova Joins Green Hydrogen Trial 

29 Feb 2024 - Tenova is partnering with two other Italian companies on a project intended to validate hybrid heating technologies for steel reheating, the equipment manufacturer has announced.

EU OKs Germany Plan to Support ArcelorMittal Project

29 Feb 2024 - The European Commission has signed off on Germany’s EUR1.3 billion financial aid package to ArcelorMittal in support of the steelmaker’s plan to decarbonize facilities there. 

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