Decarbonizing the Global Steel Industry with Green Hydrogen

Decarbonizing the Global Steel Industry with Green Hydrogen
October 19, 2022 | digital | Patricia Wild (Research Associate) moderates the Women in Green Hydrogen (WiGH) and UNIDO webinar on "Decarbonizing the Global Steel Industry with Green Hydrogen."

The steel industry, which today still heavily relies on coal for production, is responsible for around 9% of global CO2 emissions . Given that global steel demand is set to increase significantly in the coming years – by 6% until 2030 – it is evident that steel production urgently needs to decarbonize. More precisely, according to the IEA, emissions from steel must decrease by 50% by 2050 to meet global climate goals .

Green hydrogen is one pathway to decarbonize global steel production. This webinar will introduce participants to the key characteristics of using hydrogen in steel production and where this technology stands today compared to other alternatives. During the second half of the webinar, panelists will dive deeper into the implications of decarbonizing the global steel industry with green hydrogen for industrial competitiveness.

We look forward to a great panel:

  • Cécile Seguineaud, Analyst, Steel Decarbonization at OECD
  • Gokce Mete, Co-Lead, Hydrogen for Net Zero Initiative & Senior Manager, Global Hydrogen Stakeholder Platform at South Pole
  • Kajsa Ryttberg-Wallgren, Executive Vice President & Head of Business Unit Hydrogen at H2 Green Steel
  • Nouhaïla Nabil, Green Hydrogen Production Manager at IRESEN
  • Moderated by Patricia Wild, Co-Lead of WiGH Events Team and Research Associate at EWI