German steel maker Salzgitter AG & Spain headquartered leading South European steel processing company Grupo Arania have signed the innovative partnering agreement. Grupo Arania is the first South European customer who participates in Salzgitter’s way in the field of low CO2 steel products and downstream product processing. The Salzgitter Group’s partnering program offers companies the possibility of securing a defined tonnage of green steel upfront as part of an economic commitment. This green steel is to be produced and delivered as from the end of 2025 as part of SALCOS, Salzgitter Low CO2-Steelmaking. Furthermore, both companies intend to cooperate in advancing and refining the development of steel grades. With the aim of massively reducing CO2 emissions in steel production, Salzgitter AG intends to gradually switch the production of steel to a hydrogen-based route under its SALCOS. In contrast to the former process involving blast furnaces, hydrogen and green electricity will replace the carbon formerly required for producing steel. By harnessing this process, Salzgitter AG plans to incrementally lower the CO2 emissions in steel production to less than five percent of the original emissions volume. The Arania Group is one of the main European benchmarks in the field of steel transformation. Since 1940, its continuous commitment to human capital and cutting-edge technology has made the Group one of the greatest exponents in the sector and has consolidated its presence in the large international markets.