SynopsisSteel group SSAB's SSAB Zero, a low-emissions steel brand, finds applications with Alfa Laval, Epiroc, and Peab. Alfa Laval plans to reduce emissions from its raw materials, aiming for the world's first carbon-neutral heat exchanger by 2030. SSAB Zero, made from recycled steel scrap and renewable power, boasts less than 50 kg of CO₂ emissions per metric ton of steel. SSAB's commitment to fossil-free steel production is evident through its HYBRIT joint venture, aligning with sustainable and environmentally conscious practices.ArticleSteel group SSAB has unveiled its SSAB Zero brand of steel, renowned for its ultra-low emissions, and it has found a home in various industrial applications. One notable partnership sees industrial equipment manufacturer Alfa Laval incorporating SSAB Zero into its heat exchangers. This collaboration is set to produce 100 units this year, with even more units anticipated in the future, marking a significant step towards reducing emissions from raw materials.Alfa Laval has an ambitious vision to create the world's first carbon-neutral heat exchanger, striving for carbon neutrality across its operations by 2030. SSAB, in its commitment to sustainable steel production, proudly stated that SSAB Zero is crafted from recycled steel scrap and benefits from renewable power and biogas sources. The result is a remarkable achievement with less than 50 kg of CO₂ emissions per metric ton of steel, encompassing Scope 1 and 2 emissions, including those associated with purchased energy and transportation.Beyond Alfa Laval, other industry leaders are also turning to SSAB Zero for its eco-friendly attributes. Epiroc is among those adopting this environmentally conscious steel, and Peab is slated to receive deliveries of SSAB Zero in the coming year.SSAB's approach to sustainability extends beyond SSAB Zero. The company has trademarked "fossil-free steel," encompassing steel produced using direct reduced iron from green hydrogen. This innovation is made possible through the HYBRIT joint venture with Swedish iron ore miner LKAB and Vattenfall. SSAB's forward-looking plans include deploying electric arc furnaces (EAFs) in Sweden and Finland, enabling higher production volumes of green direct reduced iron (DRI). This strategic move aims to commercialize steel production without the need for blast furnaces and traditional iron ore processing methods, which often rely on met coke, coal, and oil and gas-based fuels.ConclusionSSAB's SSAB Zero steel brand represents a significant leap in reducing emissions in various industrial applications. The collaboration with Alfa Laval and plans with other industry leaders highlight the growing importance of sustainability in manufacturing. SSAB's commitment to fossil-free steel production, as seen in its HYBRIT joint venture and the deployment of electric arc furnaces, signifies a dedication to eco-friendly and forward-thinking steelmaking practices.