Together with 9,000 colleagues, we are working on and investing in the largest industrial transition in the Netherlands. We are going to make green steel by accelerating the switch to hydrogen. In doing so, we are changing the heart of our production process. At the same time, we are taking major steps towards a cleaner IJmond region. We are going for green steel. The steel we live in, drive in and eat and drink from.
Tata Steel wants to make steel production more sustainable. It is clear: the future of our steel production will be CO2 neutral and we are doing everything we can to make this happen as soon as possible. We are switching to hydrogen at an accelerated pace. This will allow us to produce green steel by 2030, 10 years ahead of schedule, and give a huge boost to the hydrogen economy.
We are convinced that going down the hydrogen route is the quickest and best way to realise our ambition and the most optimal option for the environment. Roland Berger’s independent study shows that Tata Steel’s ambition to make steel with hydrogen by 2030 is achievable.
Tata Steel aims to be CO2 neutral by 2045 and sees green steel as the steel of the future: for sustainable construction, sustainable transport, sustainable energy generation and in sustainable products we surround ourselves with every day. In addition, we remain committed to further reducing nuisance with the measures from the Roadmap Plus. Read more about this in the overview map.
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CO2-NEUTRAL STEEL IS THE FUTURE
Our ambition is to be carbon-neutral by 2045. The biggest change ever in the steel company’s existence. By completely replacing coal with hydrogen, we are aiming at a future where green steel is made in a clean environment. Switching from coal to hydrogen means we will be making steel in a completely different way. So-called Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) plants and electric furnaces will replace blast furnaces and Cooking and Gas plants. By 2030, we aim to have the first plants in operation and produce the first green steel. This will then reduce our CO2 emissions by about 35-40%. It will also have a positive impact on the living environment in IJmond by further reducing dust and odor emissions.