Our strategy for climate-friendly steel production

How can steel production become more climate-friendly?

Together with external partners, the Salzgitter Group is researching new technologies for the production of steel with lower CO2 emissions. The activities for the direct avoidance of CO2 emissions (Carbon Direct Avoidance, CDA) in steel production are summarized under the project title SAlzgitter Low CO2-Steelmaking (SALCOS®).

How is hydrogen produced from renewable energies?

Wind H2 is our entry into regenerative hydrogen production for low CO2 steel production. The aim of the sector coupling project "Windwasserstoff Salzgitter" is to generate hydrogen in Salzgitter by means of electrolysis and electricity from wind power. This is intended to create an important basis for the future use of larger quantities of hydrogen to reduce direct CO2 emissions in steel production.

How can "green hydrogen" be produced and stored?

The Salzgitter Group is participating with international partners in the "GrInHy" project – Green Industrial Hydrogen via reversible high-temperature electrolysis. Within the project "GrInHy 2.0", new ways of producing hydrogen are being researched that could make a contribution to CO2-reduced steel production in the future.

Our climate strategy for sustainable steel production

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A contribution to conserving resources

The own water treatment plant softens drinking water to create process water. The lime extracted is used in agricultural fertilizer.

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A contribution to air pollution control

The RH system with a powerful dust removal system provides a significant contribution to complying with environmental requirements.

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A contribution to energy efficiency and climate protection

The project EnergieEffizienz has been successful since many years.

Silhouette of the works with the Energie Efficiency logo

A contribution to energy efficiency

The modernized power plant significantly boosted the efficiency of energy generation from cogeneration gases.