Sweden’s clean steel pioneer SSAB has entered into an agreement with the Norwegian steel distributor Norsk Stål, as the first external distributor to deliver fossil-free steel on the Norwegian Market, starting 2026. Norsk Stål AS is an independent privately owned Norwegian steel and metal distributor with 12 locations throughout Norway and an annual turnover of NOK 2.8 billion. Miljømetall is a collection of products within the Norsk Stål portfolio which has a reduced CO2 footprint of at least 50%.Salzgitter’s Ilsenburger Grobblechand Norsk Stål AS have earlier signed a supply agreement, expanding their long-standing collaboration with the new product series of rough plates with a low CO2 content.SSAB plans to revolutionize the entire steelmaking process. We aim to deliver fossil-free steel to the market at a commercial scale during 2026 and to largely eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from our own operations in around 2030. SSAB works with iron ore producer LKAB and energy company Vattenfall as part of the HYBRIT initiative to develop a value chain for fossil-free iron- and steelmaking, replacing the coking coal traditionally used for iron ore-based steelmaking with fossil-free electricity and hydrogen. This process virtually eliminates carbon dioxide-emissions in steel production.