Working together towards hydrogen based steel making
As part of Tata Steel's broader sustainability strategy to be CO2 neutral from 2050, Tata Steel has submitted plans to make hydrogen from the residual gases. This is the first step towards a later more extensive hydrogen steelmaking route.
The question is not whether hydrogen will play a role, but when and under what conditions. In the UK we are part of an industry network, the South Wales Industrial Cluster, which is developing plans for shared infrastructure and a similar hydrogen economy.
In the Netherlands we are taking steps in the development of a
hydrogen plant at the IJmuiden site, which will produce 100,000 tonnes of blue hydrogen a year.
The hydrogen produced will be used for our steelmaking process, and will also help kick start a regional hydrogen grid.
Together with Nobian and the Port of Amsterdam, Tata Steel is also investigating to set up a 100 MW hydrogen plant on the IJmuiden site. This plant will produce up to 15,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year with sustainable electricity. The expertise for the plant comes from Nobian, which has over 100 years of experience in electrolysis. Tata Steel will as one of the launching customer use the green hydrogen to produce steel in a more sustainable way.