In the latest step on its path toward carbon neutrality, Gothenburg headquartered 107 year old Swedish multinational Manufacturing Corporation Volvo’s Volvo Construction Equipment has becomes the first manufacturer to deliver a construction machine built using fossil-free steel to a customer demonstrating that the fast-tracking of innovation to real-world solutions as companies across the value chain come together to drive change. The A30G articulated hauler built using Swedish steel maker SSAB’s fossil-free steel was handed over to long-standing customer NCC AB at a ceremony hosted by the Leadership Group for Industry Transition LeadIt in conjunction with the United Nations environmental meeting Stockholm +50. It was attended by US Special Presidential Envoy to Climate Mr John Kerry & Swedish Minister for Climate Ms Annika Strandhäll.NCC AB is a Swedish construction company, the second largest in the Nordic region. Volvo CE’s A30G, with payload capacity of 29,000 kgs & body volume of 17.8 cubic meters, is used in quarrying, mining or earthmoving applications The handover comes just nine months after Volvo unveiled the world´s first vehicle concept using fossil-free steel, as part of testing the implementation in an ordinary production setup, and just ten months after SSAB showcased the first steel ever made using hydrogen instead of coking coal.In the summer of 2021, SSAB produced the world's first steel made from sponge iron reduced by hydrogen gas on a pilot scale. SSAB plans to offer fossil-free steel at an industrial scale to the market as early as in 2026 and aims to largely eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from its own operations in around 2030, 15 years ahead of previous plans. Together with partners and customers, SSAB wants to build completely fossil-free value chains, from mine to end product.As part of its Science-Based Targets commitment, Volvo CE is set to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. Alongside the electrification of its machines, the company recognizes the importance of reducing its carbon footprint across its entire value chain. This includes the raw materials used in its products, of which steel is a major component. The production using fossil-free steel in Volvo CE’s machines and components will be gradual and depend on aspects such as steel availability.