Thyssenkrupp launches pioneering project for climate-friendly steel production
by David Fleschen
NRW Economic and Digital Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart handed over a subsidy letter from the state on Monday in order to support the decarbonization of production at the largest German steel manufacturer by using hydrogen. At the same time, the comprehensive transformation of the site towards climate-friendly steel production will be further pursued.
ThyssenKrupp Steel's long-term goal is to reduce the production of CO2 emissions incurred so far by at least 80 percent by 2050. The project, which starts now, will be funded under the initiative IN4climate.NRW, which was recently launched by the state government. Economic and Digital Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart: "It is a special pleasure for me today to hand over the funding decision for the first project of the initiative IN4climate.NRW, with which we are taking an important step towards a climate-neutral industry. In order to achieve ambitious climate protection with a globally competitive industry in the future, there must be innovations in industrial and energy-intensive processes such as steelmaking. As a state of North Rhine-Westphalia, we would like to go along with this transformation path together with industry and science. The pilot project shows that our initiative IN4climate.NRW is already bearing fruit. I am glad that we have thyssenkrupp Steel, Air Liquide and BFI here as innovative partners by our side ".
Air Liquide, a world leader in industrial gases, supplies the hydrogen needed for the project.
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