Tata Steel Nederland announced Halmstad Steel Service Center location in Sweden operates completely carbon neutral on scope 1 & 2. The site, which uses steel from IJmuiden to supply high-quality products to the automotive sector among other things, contributes to the joint Tata Steel ambition to operate completely CO2 neutral by 2045. Halmstad Steel Service Center Manager Mr Michael Andersson said “CO2 neutral on scope 1 & 2 means that the emissions directly related to production are CO2 neutral. Our team has achieved this in two ways: removing their direct emissions on site as well as choosing 100% green energy suppliers. I am immensely proud that our highly motivated team has worked consistently towards this great result.”To get to this result, several production challenges were solved by the team. For example, by using residual heat, running all forklifts electrically and using LED lighting everywhere. In Sweden, where most electricity and district heating is generated from renewable sources, the site has 100% green contracts with energy suppliers. To avoid having to use natural gas at all, the team replaced an existing dehumidifier with an electric one in 2022. The natural gas connection was closed in December.