Hydrogen steelmaking for a low-carbon economy

Steel production accounts for approximately 7 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. To meet the targets set by the 2015 Paris Agreement, the steel sector must go through a systemic change that involves the full value chain, from production to recycling. This joint report from SEI and Lund University provides an overview and analysis of the H-DR concept and the key aspects that makes it a promising route for decarbonisation of the steel industry. The overall objective is to identify key factors – technical, economic and political – that need to be better understood in order to develop industrial strategies and public policies for decarbonising the steel industry.