Steel group SSAB markets ultra-low emissions steel to Alfa Laval, Peab

Steel group SSAB said Sept. 27 that its SSAB Zero brand of steel with ultra low emissions is being used by industrial equipment manufacturer Alfa Laval.

Alfa Laval is using the steel brand in heat exchangers, with 100 units planned this year and “significantly more” units in future, SSAB said. Alfa Laval aims to reduce emissions from its raw materials, with plans to produce the world’s first carbon neutral heat exchanger and be carbon neutral by 2030, SSAB said on its website. Epiroc is also using SSAB Zero, with Peab expected to take delivery of the grade next year, SSAB said.

SSAB Zero is made from recycled steel scrap and renewable power and biogas, with less than 50 kg of CO2 emissions per metric ton of steel in Scope 1 and 2 emissions, including those associated with purchased energy and transportation, it said.

SSAB operates electric arc furnaces in the US, which produce slab for further processing into products.

SSAB has trademarked fossil-free steel as a brand covering steel produced using direct reduced iron from green hydrogen, with availability through its HYBRIT joint venture with Swedish iron ore miner LKAB and Vattenfall. SSAB plans to deploy EAFs in Sweden and Finland, to match higher production volumes of green DRI. This will allow SSAB to produce steel commercially without using blast furnaces and iron ore with met coke, coal and oil and gas-based fuels.

Hector Forster