Swedish company HYBRIT delivers first carbon-free steel to the Volvo Group

For the last few years, the building industry has sought environmentally-friendly alternatives to steel production, estimated to cause 8 percent of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) and other structural materials have been considered as relatively non-intensive stand-ins for the tried and true medium, leaving nearly a quarter of all steel companies with the risk of devaluation if they cannot decarbonize their industry, which traditionally relies on coal as both a raw material feedstock and a fuel. 

In light of these figures, a partnership was established in Sweden five years ago to innovate methods for decarbonizing steel manufacturing so that it could remain a primary building

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