ROSATOM, Metalloinvest & Air Liquide to Evaluate Hydrogen
On June 4, in the frame of the XXIV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum JSC Rusatom Overseas, Metalloinvest, a leading manufacturer and
On June 4, in the frame of the XXIV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum JSC Rusatom Overseas, Metalloinvest, a leading manufacturer and supplier of iron ore products and hot briquetted iron in the world market, one of the regional producers of high-quality steel, and Air Liquide, a leading producer of industrial gases, signed a memorandum of understanding to study the possibility of organizing low-carbon production of hydrogen. As part of the joint work, the parties plan to evaluate the technical and commercial aspects of a potential project for the production of environmentally friendly hydrogen for Metalloinvest factories located in Belgorod and Kursk regions.
Electrolysis of water using low-carbon electricity (yellow and / or green hydrogen) and steam reforming of methane in combination with carbon capture technologies (blue hydrogen) are considered as possible means for hydrogen production.
In the long term, Metalloinvest plans to completely switch to the use of hydrogen in metallization plants, and by 2025 sets itself the goal of reducing its own CO2-equivalent emissions by 6%. In 15 years, the holding's emissions can be reduced by 77%.