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SSAB to Begin Process Route Shift 

14 Nov 2019 - SSAB plans to replace two of its Swedish blast furnaces with an electric arc furnace and intends to be the first to bring a fossil-fuel-free steel to the market, company officials announced during the annual Swedish Steel Prize event this week in Stockholm.

thyssenkrupp Testing Hydrogen Injection in Blast Furnaces

14 Nov 2019 - Looking to significantly reduce its carbon dioxide emissions, German steel producer thyssenkrupp has launched what it says is a series of first-of-a-kind tests into the use of hydrogen in a blast furnace.

ArcelorMittal Begins Ilva Exit

14 Nov 2019 - ArcelorMittal has begun the effort to withdraw from its acquisition of Italy’s Ilva steel works, filing suit in a Milan court, reports the Italian news service ANSA.

Steel Producer Eyes US$100 Million Turkish Investment

14 Nov 2019 - An unidentified Taiwanese steel producer is in talks with Turkish partners to build a US$100 million steel plant in northwestern Turkey, reports market intelligence provider SteelOrbis. 

ArcelorMittal Halting Polish Blast Furnace, Steel Shop 

14 Nov 2019 - After delaying plans to temporarily idle the blast furnace and steel shop at its Krakow works, ArcelorMittal Poland is now moving ahead, saying that a softening steel market is forcing its hand. 

U. S. Steel Targets Cut in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

13 Nov 2019 - United States Steel Corporation is committing itself to reducing its carbon dioxide emissions by 20% over the next decade, the company announced Wednesday.  

POSCO Establishes New Brand for Its Construction Steels 

13 Nov 2019 - POSCO on Tuesday unveiled a new brand called INNOVILT to better promote its construction and corrosion-resistant steels as well as other products.  

Jingye Steel Enters Agreement to Buy British Steel

13 Nov 2019 - China’s Jingye Group has struck an agreement to acquire long steel manufacturer British Steel Ltd., ending months of uncertainty about its future.

World’s Largest Green Hydrogen Pilot Facility Launched in Austria

13 Nov 2019 - voestalpine has started up its pilot-scale electrolysis plant and is producing hydrogen derived from renewable sources of electricity.  According to voestalpine, the new plant has a capacity of over 6 MW. It uses renewable energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen and will be able to test whether the technology deployed is suitable for use on an industrial scale. 

ArcelorMittal to Idle Indiana Blast Furnace 

13 Nov 2019 - ArcelorMittal has decided to put the No. 3 blast furnace at its Indiana Harbor works in Indiana on idle and await an improved market rather than undergo an expensive, near-term reline, reports The Times newspaper of northwest Indiana. 

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