Global steel giant ArcelorMittal has established the first German competence center for research and development for the production of climate-neutral steel. The Hamburg-based department will support the technological change towards a climate-neutral Accompany and support steel production. The newly created team will work closely with the global R&D department of ArcelorMittal and the four German locations in Bremen, Duisburg, Eisenhüttenstadt and Hamburg.The competence center coordinates basic and applied research for ArcelorMittal in Germany. The team will: also look at the further use of by-products and scrap technologies, as well as how steel production facilities need to be adapted to use more renewable energies. At the same time, the team will collaborate with universities and technological networks in Germany. Head of the new center is the Bremen chemical engineer Mr Frank Schaub, who currently has a highly specialized team of younger and experienced colleagues from various departments, compiles. As part of its XCarb decarbonization initiative, ArcelorMittal aims to make steel climate-neutral worldwide by 2050. By 2030, emissions in Europe are to be reduced by 35%. Research into the use of hydrogen and other decarbonization technologies is at the top of the agenda of the new Hamburg department. Medium and long term coal- and ore-based steel production in the blast furnace is to be increased by hydrogen-based sponge iron production by means of direct reduction and crude steel production in the electric arc furnace with green electricity. In Hamburg, the Group uses this process already with natural gas, which is to be replaced by hydrogen in the future. As early as 2025, the first low-emission steel are produced at the locations Hamburg, Duisburg, Bremen and Eisenhüttenstadt. Larger joint projects for the development of a hydrogen infrastructure are already being planned. The complete conversion to the use of green hydrogen requires public financial support and the development of green lead markets. The decarbonization of ArcelorMittal's German plants will result in savings of around twelve million tonnes of CO2 per Year.