Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe and white goods maker Miele Group have signed a memorandum of understanding for the supply of climate-friendly steel from the direct reduction plant in Duisburg planned to start producing in 2026.
From the start-up of the plant, thyssenkrupp Steel will supply the manufacturer of premium home appliances with its proprietary “Bluemint” steel, the steelmaker tells Kallanish. In subsequent years, the quantities purchased are to increase step by step, with Miele and thyssenkrupp aiming to switch to 100% Bluemint by 2030.
Miele has set itself the goal of reducing CO2 emissions of its appliances in the use phase (Scope 3) by a further 15% by 2030 compared to 2019. Since this accounts for the majority (85%) of Miele’s emissions, it offers the greatest leverage for reducing emissions. The appliances maker has already signed similar low-carbon steel supply deals with Salzgitter AG and with Swedish venture H2 Green Steel.
Christian Koehl Germany