Sustainable steel manufacturing

Raex® steel is manufactured by SSAB and sold through the global Raex® distribution network. The steel industry is currently one of the highest CO2 emitters, accounting for 7% of all emissions globally. Today, the CO2 efficiency level at our plants is one of the best in the world regardless of geography. But we are determined to continue our efforts to decarbonize the steel industry, and Raex® is part of this goal. So far, SSAB is the only steel producer that has committed to and is investing in a completely fossil-free value chain including steel production. The first fossil-free steels will be commercially available to customers after 2026 and fully implemented in 2030.

Reducing emissions over the life time and beyond

According to forecasts, global steel consumption is set to increase over the next few decades. But just utilizing scrap and shifting to scrap-based production does not mean that the need of iron ore-based steel will decrease. While the steel recycling rate is an impressive 90% or so in many parts of the world, the steel scrap available meets just 25% of global demand. In fact, an estimated 50% of the steel produced by 2050 will still be manufactured from iron ore.

The indexed GWP: Ton CO2e/Ton steel product

Diagram of the indexed GWP
Source: thinkstep, BF GWP benchmarking, 2019 and SSAB EPD data.

Value throughout the entire chain

Recycled metal 2016 compared to 2050

Fossil-free means that a product or service has been created without using fossil-fuels or fossil raw materials. The production of fossil-free steel leaves fossil fuels in the ground; this means that you and your end-users become part of a fossil-free value-chain. In turn, this means that when customers upgrade their steel plate and build a product, they can promote it as a fossil-free product. The Raex® product portfolio is part of this journey and will be available as fossil-free steel.

Hybrit a new revolutionary steelmaking technology

HYBRIT - A new revolutionary steelmaking technology

With HYBRIT technology, SSAB aims to be the first steel company in the world to bring fossil-free steel to the market already in 2026 and largely eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from our own operations in around 2030. Together with our partners and customers, SSAB aims to create a fossil-free value chain, from the mine to the end-product.