Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology at Stockholm KTH’s Independent Adviser Mr Peter Samuelsson has indicated that based Ferrosilva’s new direct-reduced iron project in Sweden is expected to start fossil-free production in 2029-2030. The company will use biomass to generate synthetic reduction gas, which will substitute natural gas used in DRI making. The module will have an annual capacity of 500,000 tonnes of fossil-free steel per annum. The first phase of the Ferrosilva project is now beginning with a feasibility study on the production of high-quality fossil-free iron raw material with biogenic reduction gas.The Swedish Energy Agency, has granted the project FerroSilva part-financing of a feasibility study within the framework of Industriklivet. The study will clarify the possibilities of solving the Swedish special steel industry's need for high-quality iron raw material through the production of DRI with a reduction gas of biogenic origin. The work runs during the period April 2021 to September 2022.Furthermore, the Swedish Energy Agency assesses that the project has the potential to solve the possible deficit of high-quality scrap that can be caused by shutdowns of blast furnaces and the transition to scrap-based production. A possible replacement for scrap is sponge iron made from iron ore. By producing fossil-free manufactured sponge iron, the needs of the Swedish steel industry are expected to be covered in the future as well."Behind the project is a consortium consisting of Ovako, Sandvik Materials Technology, Uddeholm, Sveaskog and Lantmannen. The applicant is MMM Advice, which is managing the project together with Kobolde & Partners.