HYBRIT – the world’s very first pilot plant for fossil-free steel is now to start operation

By August 27, 2020 2   min read  (229 words)

August 27, 2020 |

Fossil Free Steel

SSAB, LKAB, and Vattenfall will be starting the test operation of HYBRIT’s globally-unique pilot plant for the production of fossil-free sponge iron, a decisive step toward fossil-free steel production, on Monday, August 31 in Luleå.

This plant represents an important step in the creation of a totally fossil-free value chain for steelmaking. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is attending the opening.

Present at this official opening is also Martin Lindqvist, President, and CEO of SSAB, Jan Moström, President and CEO of LKAB, Magnus Hall, President, and CEO of Vattenfall, Eva Vitell, Managing Director of HYBRIT, and Robert Andrén, Director General of the Swedish Energy Agency, along with several guests.

Because of the coronavirus, only a limited number of people will be able to attend the event on-site. The event will be broadcast digitally.

Where: SSAB Luleå, Svartövägen 20, Luleå, Sweden.
When: Monday, August 31, gathering 11:30 CEST.

12:00 Tour of the plant.
12:30 Assembly by the stage at the HYBRIT plant or digital broadcast.
12:50 The pilot plant starts operation.
13:25 The official opening ceremony concludes, time for media.

Register for the digital conference.

For more information about HYBRIT, visit

Digital broadcast 12:30-13:10 CEST

For more information and registration, please contact (registration Friday Aug 28 by 10:00 CEST):

Mia Widell, SSAB, [email protected], +46 76 527 25 01
Erika Lindblad, LKAB, [email protected], +46 72 524 12 41
Magnus Kryssare, Vattenfall, [email protected], +46 76 769 56 07


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