Steel is an incredibly important resource when building new infrastructure, but it is responsible for 7-9% of fossil fuel emissions worldwide – a percentage which has been quite challenging to reduce within the industry. As 20-40% of steel cost if for energy, many producers would say “green steel” is not affordable – but with advancements in hydrogen energy, this could change.

This past August, Swedish company HYBRIT spearheaded a pilot program to build a “fossil-free” steel making plant, which aims to bring “fossil free steel” to market by 2026 by replacing coking coal with hydrogen and renewable energy sources. Read more.