The project will look to enable climate-neutral steel production and to build hydrogen-powered heavy vehicles. It is building Sweden’s largest fossil-fuel-free hydrogen facility, it said, with the goals of greatly reducing CO2 emissions, developing local industrial hydrogen production, and taking the first steps toward a hydrogen infrastructure for the transport sector.
The new hydrogen plant in Hofors will make Ovako the first steelmaker in the world to heat steel with hydrogen prior to rolling
, it claimed. An investment of 180 million Swedish krona ($21 million) was supported by the Swedish Energy Agency.
“We see this investment in hydrogen at Ovako as a strategically important effort in the transition to a more fossil-fuel-free society,” Klara Helstad, head of the...