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Revolutionizing Nordic Steel: LTU's Hydrogen Leap with SEK 81 Million Backing

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The future of sustainable steel production in the Nordics is taking a big leap with Luleå University of Technology's pilot plant, LTU Green Fuels. Recognizing the significance of large-scale hydrogen production in lowering the steel industry's carbon footprint, the European Union and the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth are investing SEK 81 million. This funding will fuel the H2-Labs project, which is set to develop a cutting-edge test bed for electrolysis, not just producing hydrogen and oxygen but also optimizing energy, cost, and cold climate operations.


With an aim to reduce carbon emissions by 10%, Luleå University, in collaboration with notable partners like PiteEnergi, Smurfit Kappa, and H2 Green Steel, will delve deep into exploring sustainable solutions, emphasizing hydrogen's pivotal role. As Sweden positions itself at the forefront of the hydrogen economy, such initiatives pave the way for a greener future, while also ensuring international dissemination of the knowledge acquired.

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