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Klöckner Partners with H2 Green Steel on Delivery of Low-Emissions Steel

Written by David Schollaert

Klöckner & Co. SE has secured a distribution partnership with H2 Green Steel (H2GS), bolstering its efforts to become a pioneer in the sustainable steel business. The collaboration guarantees Klöckner access to substantial volumes of “green steel” from the Swedish steelmaking start-up.

H2GS is building a large-scale, hydrogen-based steel plant in northern Sweden with the goal of producing fossil-free steel. At more than 95% lower gross CO2 emissions than conventional production methods, H2GS’s steel will significantly boost Klöckner’s offering of sustainable products and services, as the service center aims to become the leading digital platform for sustainable steel and processing services in Europe and the Americas, the company said.


“Through our partnership with H2 Green Steel, we will be increasing the availability of green steel for our customers and enabling them to build an emission-free value chain,” Klöckner CEO Guido Kerkhoff said. “As part of our corporate strategy, we are working at full speed to implement this new offering, which will make us a pioneer of sustainability in the steel industry. In addition to our independence and our advanced digitalization, this will enable us to offer our customers further advantages.”

The agreement helps Klöckner secure early quantities – up to 250,000 tons annually – of green steel in the market, with provisions for additional volumes in the future, the company said. The flat steel supplied by H2GS will be processed primarily by Klöckner & Co’s subsidiary Becker Stahl-Service in Bönen, Germany, serving the automotive and appliance industries in Europe.

Klöckner claims to be one of the largest producer-independent distributors of steel and metal products in the world with a distribution and service network of around 140 locations in 13 countries, including a significant operation in the U.S. (known as Kloeckner). Headquartered in Duisburg, Germany, the company employs 7,100 worldwide and is a leader in the digital transformation of the steel industry in Europe and the Americas. 

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