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Green Hydrogen Power Breakthrough in Steel Production – CT

But currently about 76% of the global hydrogen supply comes from natural gas and 23% comes from coal

Nippon Steel
Molten iron is poured into a furnace at the Nippon Steel mill in Kimitsu, Japan. Photo: Reuters.


The world’s first full-scale green steel plant is close to being up and running in Sweden, in what would be a breakthrough moment in the fight to reduce carbon emissions, Clean Technica reported.

Steel production is estimated to account for 11% of all greenhouse gas emissions globally, because of the amounts of gas or coal that are needed, and engineers and scientists have been working on green hydrogen as an alternative power source, the report in the green energy news site went on.

But there is another major obstacle to overcome if the 1,000 or so other steel plants around the world are to follow suit, with hydrogen power production mostly fossil-fuel based and only 0.1% considered green hydrogen power.

Read the full story: Clean Technica


  • By Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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