Green Steel Using Hydrogen at Dillinger and Saarstahl Reviwed
Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF Innovation Commissioner for Green Hydrogen Dr Stefan Kaufmann visited the Dillingen
Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF Innovation Commissioner for Green Hydrogen Dr Stefan Kaufmann visited the Dillingen site together with Saarland’s representative for innovation and strategy (Saarland State Chancellery) Mr Ammar Alkassar and Bundestag member Mr Markus Uhl to learn about the next important steps for the steel partners in Saarland on their way to carbon-neutral steel production. The delegation was welcomed by Dillinger and Saarstahl Chief Operating Officer Mr Jonathan Weber. Mr Weber said “We have a plan for achieving that goal. To be able to produce green steel, the steel industry now needs investment security and binding framework conditions in order to implement the transformation process. To do this, we need a sufficient amount of green electricity and green hydrogen at affordable prices at our sites.”
Another key issue for the visit was the joint IPCEI hydrogen project, for which Dillinger and Saarstahl, together with project partners STEAG, Siemens Energy, Creos and Saarbahn, are seeking IPCEI funding from the German government.
The aim of the joint cross-border hydrogen project is to establish a green hydrogen economy in Saarland, France and Luxembourg. The various sub-projects are collectively initiating a sustainable transformation process in industry and in the mobility sector. The emission-free technologies emerging from these projects are driving structural change in the border region. As industrial customers, the Saarland steel companies Dillinger and Saarstahl are playing a key role here in the strategic development with the lighthouse project “H2Syngas”.