Sandvik has announced a strategic partnership between Kanthal and HYBRIT, aiming at revolutionizing the steelmaking technology by developing an electric gas heating solution for the hydrogen used to make fossil-free sponge iron.
The result will be a fossil-free value chain, from mine to steel. One of the challenges in the HYBRIT process is the ability to preheat large amounts of hydrogen, and this is where Kanthal will contribute.
“Many industries around the world are struggling to find a solution that can heat large amounts of gas right now. With this joint venture, we can develop a viable solution together, says Anders Björklund, President at Kanthal”
Kanthal is Sandvik Material Technology’s world-leading brand for sustainable heating solutions.