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Strategic Cooperation between DMT and MUTAG to jointly implement Turnkey Water Treatment Plants for industrial Users

The age of "survival of the fittest" is over - the future will be won by companies that cooperate with each other, according to the trend monitor of the German Future Institute. The international engineering and consulting company DMT GmbH und Co. KG has been working on this since 1737, enabling joint progress in complex engineering assignments across the world. A new milestone is the recently signed strategic cooperation with MUTAG, the leading specialist in the field of biological wastewater treatment from Chemnitz, by signing a cooperation agreement. The aim of the cooperation is to jointly implement turnkey wastewater treatment projects for the industrial sector worldwide. To this end, both companies offer individual, customised solutions that are particularly suitable for technologically demanding applications.

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Outokumpu increases the Share of low-carbon Energy with a new Wind Power Agreement

Outokumpu has signed a 10-year power supply agreement for renewable wind power with Swiss electricity producer Alpiq. The amount of contracted wind power energy corresponds to over 60% of Outokumpu’s electricity consumption at its production sites in Germany. According to the agreement, deliveries will begin in January 2023.

Increasing the share of low-carbon electricity is one of the most important methods for Outokumpu to achieve its ambitious climate targets. In total, the share of low-carbon electricity in Outokumpu's European operations is already over 80 percent.

“With another new wind power agreement, we can strengthen the role of renewable energy in the sustainable development of our operations even further. With our direction towards low-carbon energy sources, Outokumpu is supporting in the transition to more sustainable energy sources such as wind power,” says Mika Orpana, Head of Energy and Utilities, General Procurement at Outokumpu.

Earlier, Outokumpu has announced two other 10-year wind power agreements. Together these agreements support Outokumpu’s ambitious science-based climate targets which are aligned with keeping global warming below 1.5°C. The updated targets were announced in December 2021 and support Outokumpu’s aim of being the industry leader in sustainability.

Source: Outokumpu

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Pia Lindström new Senior Vice President of Sustainability at LKAB

The work of adapting LKAB for the ongoing transition process continues. This entails a re-organisation of HR and Sustainability and changes in group management.

As Senior Vice President HR and Sustainability Grete Solvang Stoltz is leaving the company, a review of the organisation has been made. This means that the current position of Senior Vice President HR and Sustainability will be replaced by two positions: a Senior Vice President HR and a Senior Vice President Sustainability. Recruitment to the position of SVP Sustainability has recently been completed.

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Decarbonizing Steel Production: Metso Outotec launches next Generation of the 100% hydrogen-based Circored Process for fine Ore Reduction

Finding new solutions to decarbonize the steelmaking value chain is a must for the industry to become fossil-free and to help limit global warming to 1.5°C. To support the efforts, Metso Outotec is introducing the next generation of its CircoredTM process for the direct reduction of iron ore fines. The game-changing process uses hydrogen as a reducing agent instead of CO produced from fossil fuels, allowing the iron and steel industry to efficiently tackle the decarbonization challenge. Circored is part of Metso Outotec’s Planet Positive portfolio.

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Vanadium Key to building a sustainable Future

Vanadium is a key metal for sustainable development around the world. It is used to reduce the CO2 footprint of steelmaking and applied as electrolyte in vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs), which are set to play a leading role in long duration energy storage.

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SSAB to attend COP26 in Glasgow

SSAB will attend meetings in conjunction with UN climate talks at COP26 in Glasgow to highlight the importance of an effective framework for industrial transition to support the possibility to reach the UN’s climate change goals.

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Hanna Hoikkala appointed Press Officer at SSAB

Hanna Hoikkala has a decade of journalism experience, and joins SSAB from news agency Bloomberg News, where she was a reporter covering parts of Nordic finance. Hoikkala´s background also extends to studies in biology and economics, among other topics.

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LKAB: Tests for heavier Transports on the Ore Railway

Trafikverket (the Swedish Transport Administration), together with LKAB and Bane Nor, is conducting tests on the Swedish and Norwegian sections of the Ore Railway to enable heavier transports in future. Therefore, the axle load for ore cars is being increased from 30 tonnes to 31 tonnes.

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HYBRIT: SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall building unique Pilot Project in Luleå for large-scale Hydrogen Storage investing a Quarter of a Billion Swedish Kronor

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall have commenced building a rock cavern storage facility for fossil-free hydrogen gas on a pilot scale next to HYBRIT’s pilot facility for direct reduction in Luleå, North of Sweden. This is an important step in the development of a fossil-free value chain for fossil-free steel. The investment cost of just over SEK 250 million (about 24 M €) is divided equally across the holding companies and the Swedish Energy Agency, which provides support via Industriklivet.

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HYBRIT: SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall to establish the World’s first Production Plant for fossil-free Sponge Iron in Gällivare

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall are now taking a new, decisive leap forward in their work to make fossil-free steel for the global market. Industrialization of the technology being developed through HYBRIT will start in Gällivare, northern Sweden, where the world’s first production plant for fossil-free sponge iron – from feedstock to steel – is being planned.

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Green Light for fossil-free Steel in Oxelösund

The Land and Environment Court has decided to grant SSAB Oxelösund an environmental permit to convert its steelmaking operations and reduce carbon dioxide activities by 2025. This also means that we will take a step nearer towards fossil-free steel production across SSAB in 2045.

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Liberty Steel Group makes an offer to acquire Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe

Liberty Steel Group, part of sustainable industry leader GFG Alliance, has today announced that it has made a non-binding indicative offer (NBIO) as part of a Thyssenkrupp-led process to acquire the steel activities of Thyssenkrupp. Liberty Steel is a global steel and mining business with annual revenues of about US$ 15 bn/ € 13 bn and 30,000 employees in more than 200 locations on four continents.

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