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Germany-based steel producers Dillinger and Saarstahl have commenced operations at the first hydrogen-based steel plant in Dillingen to cut carbon emissions, according to the companies’ release on Aug 21. The transformation process entails an investment of €14mn ($16.5mn). The companies target reduction in carbon emissions by 40pc by 2035. 


The new plant uses hydrogen as a reducing agent in the blast furnace in normal operation by injecting hydrogen-rich coke gas which is an important step towards producing green steel. 


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