Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG and the global automotive supplier Mubea have signed the first official memorandum of understanding for the supply of CO2-reduced steel. Starting from the commissioning of the direct reduction plant, scheduled for 2026, thyssenkrupp Steel will supply the world market leader in the production of innovative and efficient lightweight components with climate-friendly bluemint® Steel. In the years up to 2030, the volumes purchased are planned to increase step by step. Thyssenkrupp already offers its customers CO2-reduced and certified steels on the basis of its tkH2Steel transformation concept. To this end, various opportunities for CO2 reduction are being exploited within the existing technology framework. Thus, Mubea is already relying on bluemint recycled even before the direct reduction plant starts operation. For this CO2-reduced flat steel, a high-quality recycled steel product is used in the blast furnace. This new technological approach reduces the use of coal in the blast furnace. For the input volume of the recycled steel product, absolute CO2 emissions are reduced by 64% compared with the conventional blast furnace process. The memorandum of understanding between thyssenkrupp Steel and Mubea strengthens the long-standing partnership between the two companies, and now lays the foundation for long-term supply relationships involving CO2-reduced steel as well. With their commitment to climate-friendly steel production, thyssenkrupp Steel and Mubea are pursuing the same goal: the transformation to sustainability and climate protection. Mubea is an owner-managed family business based in Attendorn, Westphalia, Germany, with more than 14,000 employees spread across 44 locations in 20 countries. The top automotive supplier not only develops products for chassis, body and the powertrain, but is also active in the aviation, industry and micromobility sectors.