Cutting of steel slabs using renewable natural gas as fuel instead of traditional natural gas.
Cutting of steel slabs using renewable natural gas as fuel instead of traditional natural gas.

The next generation of recycled steel

SSAB is taking the next step towards a more sustainable future, with the world’s first emission-free steel of its kind. SSAB Zero™ is made of recycled steel and produced with fossil-free electricity and biogas – resulting in steels with virtually no fossil carbon emissions.

SSAB Zero™

Recycling Made Sustainable

These objects have played an essential part in steelmaking. With SSAB Zero™, they will no longer be needed. So, we are letting them become part of our new steel instead. The steel of the future. Produced with parts from our industry’s past.

Do you want to contribute to lower fossil carbon emissions?

SSAB Zero™ is here

SSAB Zero™ is available now, and our customers are already making products with it. Products that will have the same high quality and performance as when using traditional steel. With this, our customers are able to accelerate their carbon emission reductions.

SSAB Zero™
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We take responsibility for steel we did not produce in the first place 

SSAB is not only developing the world’s first fossil-free steel, but is now also offering a steel based on recycled raw materials with no fossil carbon emissions. With SSAB Zero™, we are taking the next step towards a greener future.  

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What is SSAB Zero™ ?

SSAB Zero™ is steel made from recycled steel. It has near zero emissions during steel production, without mass balancing allocation of emission reduction or carbon emission offsetting.

Is SSAB Zero™ fossil free?

SSAB Zero™ is a near zero-emission steel in ironmaking, steelmaking and rolling, but not completely fossil-free, as the raw material is scrap. The recycled steel was originally produced with coal and fossil fuels.

How is SSAB Zero™ steel produced?

The first step in making SSAB Zero™ is to feed the electric arc furnace (EAF) with scrap. Heat is generated from an electric arc between electrodes. Oxygen is blown into the furnace, and lime and slag foamers are added to combine with the impurities and form slag. Molten iron is extracted and poured out via a tapping spout. Across the entire process, only fossil-free electricity and fuels will be used – resulting in SSAB Zero™ steel as the end-product.

When will SSAB Zero™ be available to the market?

The first launch of SSAB Zero™ steel products will commence in 2023 and the order of product roll-out will be defined by the requests from our customers. It is SSAB’s ambition to have a large range of our steel grades available. Your sales contact will be able to advise more specifically about your business needs.

As a customer, what are the advantages and disadvantages of SSAB Zero™?

The primary advantage of SSAB Zero™ is that it is a steel that has created near zero carbon emissions from fossil fuels in SSAB’s own operations. It leaves fossil fuels in the ground; this means that you and your end-users become part of an emission-free value-chain. The only disadvantage of SSAB Zero steel is that start-up production costs are higher, making it more expensive to produce and so it has a higher cost price.

How can I find out more about SSAB Zero™?

If you cannot find the information you are looking for here, please contact us here. Or get in touch with your SSAB sales contact directly.


Rolling fossil-free steel

The future is fossil-free

SSAB Fossil-free™ steel is produced by using HYBRIT® technology, with direct reduction of iron ore using fossil-free hydrogen – emitting water instead of CO2.