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Steel-making Giant Successfully Tests Green Hydrogen at Plant

ArcelorMittal has successfully tested the use of green hydrogen to reduce iron ore at one of its industrial sites in Canada, in what the world’s second-largest steel maker claims is a milestone for the industry.

Engineers at the company’s operations at Contrecoeur in Quebec replaced about 7 per cent of the natural gas typically used to reduce iron ore with hydrogen made from renewable electricity during the 24-hour test earlier this month. Arcelor partnered with a local hydrogen producer that uses electricity from the Quebec grid, which is powered by renewable hydroelectricity, to source the gas.

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