ArcelorMittal successfully tests green hydrogen use in Canada

ArcelorMittal's site in Hamburg, Germany. Image by ArcelorMittal Hamburg GmbH. All Rights Reserved.

May 2 (Renewables Now) - Steel and mining major ArcelorMittal SA (AMS:MT) said today it has successfully tested the use of green hydrogen in the production of direct reduced iron (DRI) at its Canadian facility in Contrecoeur, Quebec.

During this first 24-hour test, ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada (AMLPC) has used power produced by a third-party-owned electrolyser to replace 6.8% of natural gas in the iron ore reduction process.

The company noted that the iron ore reduction process alone contributes to more than 75% of the overall carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of AMLPC. The latter operates recycling and scrap processing sites, a DRI plant, two steel mills, three rolling mills and two wire facilities.

AMLPC is looking into the possibility of carrying out further tests in the coming months, relying on even larger green hydrogen volumes.

Overall, ArcelorMittal aims to lower its CO2 emissions intensity by 25% by 2030 on a global scale and to become carbon neutral by 2050.

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