China’s state-owned Anshan Iron & Steel has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the hydrogen-based ironmaking project at its Bayuquan Plant in Yingkou City on 27 Septemer. Amgang said “This project is the world's first zero-carbon green hydrogen-based fluidized bed ironmaking new technology demonstration project. It has completely independent intellectual property rights and can achieve breakthroughs in low-carbon metallurgy technology routes.” According to the contract signed with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai University in July 2021, this project will use international advanced electrolyzed water technology to achieve large-scale and efficient production of green hydrogen. Besides, new fluidized bed ironmaking technologies will be developed to support the production of direct reduced iron. The equipment is expected to be put into operation in 2023, reaching a production capacity of around 10,000 tonnes per year of DRI.