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SSAB Expands Decarbonization Efforts With Oshkosh Alliance

Written by Becca Moczygemba

SSAB is expanding its decarbonization efforts. The Swedish steel company recently announced its partnership with equipment manufacturer Oshkosh Corp. Oshkosh will receive fossil-free steel from SSAB to manufacture environmentally-friendly vehicles.

SSAB“We are very happy to welcome Oshkosh Corp. into our partner group to be the first in the US to prototype fossil-free steel in commercial and industrial vehicles,” stated SSAB president and CEO Martin Lindqvist in a press release“Demand for fossil-free steel continues to increase globally. This step confirms our commitments to mitigate global climate change, and collaboration with forward-thinking organizations around the world for industry-leading change is how it will happen.”

Oshkosh is committed to creating a more sustainable future and has embraced it as part of the company’s vision.

“As a leader and innovator in the industries we serve, Oshkosh Corporation is proud to partner with SSAB on this global initiative as a next step in delivering high-performance, more sustainable products to our McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing customers,” said Brad Nelson, manufacturing and senior vice president of Oshkosh Corporation.

Future plans for SSAB include making fossil-free steel commercially available in 2026.

Presently, SSAB works closely with iron ore producer LKAB and energy company Vattenfall as part of the HYBRIT initiative. Through this program they have developed the value chain for fossil-free steel production.

Oshkosh’s sustainability efforts work toward reducing use-phase emissions through fuel-efficiency, alternative fuel, and electrification. All of their product lines are currently undergoing development for alternative power solutions that will significantly reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

Based in Oshkosh, Wis., Oshkosh Corp. is an industrial company that designs and builds specialty trucks, military vehicles, telematic systems, and custom fire apparatus.

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