thyssenkrupp’s plans for the changeover to green steel are ready for implementation. By realizing them, 2.5% of the German CO2 emissions could be avoided and an important contribution to the creation of climate-neutral value chains be made. Green hydrogen is the key element for the energy transition. The Federal Government expects the demand for 2030 to range between 90 and 110 TWh which will be covered both from national production and imports. As a result of the changeover to hydrogen-based direct reduction plants, thyssenkrupp’s steel production alone will require about 10 TWh of the climate-friendly gas as early as in 2030. Apart from the demand for hydrogen – “Demand” – thyssenkrupp also contributes important competencies in the fields of “Supply“ and “Infrastructure”.
thyssenkrupp has developed a technologically mature plan to make Europe’s largest steel location climate-neutral in the most efficient way possible. The company aims to avoid as much as six million metric tons of CO2 by 2030. The goal is to become climate-neutral by 2045 at the latest. The use of hydrogen in the steel industry has a particularly strong impact: One metric ton of green hydrogen used can avoid 26 metric tons of CO2.