German steel maker Salzgitter AG’s subsidiary Ilsenburger Grobblech & GRI Renewable Industries have signed an innovative partnership agreement, expanding their long-standing cooperation to include the possible processing of low CO2 steel products in wind towers. The Salzgitter Group's partnership program offers companies the opportunity to secure a defined tonnage of green steel today as part of an economic commitment. In addition, both companies want to work together on the further development of steel grades. GRI Renewable Industries is a leading manufacturer of wind turbines and an important customer of Ilsenburger Grobblech. Both companies strive for the highest standards of product quality and sustainable and low-CO2 production. With the aim of massively reducing CO2 emissions in the steel industry, Salzgitter AG intends to gradually convert steel production to a hydrogen-based route as part of its SALCOS, Salzgitter Low CO2 Steelmaking program. In contrast to the previous process with blast furnaces, hydrogen and green electricity replace the carbon previously required for steel production. With this process, Salzgitter AG intends to gradually reduce CO2 emissions in steel production to less than 5% of the original emissions.