Volvo Cars will partner with Swedish steelmaker SSAB to test fossil-free steel for automobiles, according to a SSAB statement.
The Geely Holding-owned company is the first carmaker in the world to go for green steel HYBRIT. The Swedish carmaker will use it in a concept car in the future if the test run is successful.
HYBRIT is part of SSAB green steel’s initiatives, which are run by Swedish miner LKAB and state-owned utility company Vattenfall.
Last year, HYBRIT tested its green steel as a coking coal replacement for fossil-free electricity and hydrogen generation, and ore-based steelmaking. Their demonstration plant will be ready by 2026
SSAB plans to develop fossil-free steel for the automobile industry in the future.