Not all emissions have to pollute
Discover how we are using hydrogen to decarbonise industry today, so you can live fossil free tomorrow.
Pioneering a fossil free future
At Vattenfall, one of the ways we are working on decarbonising industry is by replacing fossil fuels with fossil free hydrogen that emits no CO2.
Fossil free hydrogen is created by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen through electrolysis, powered by electricity from fossil free sources. This is a significant step from how most hydrogen is produced today, by the steam-reforming of natural gas which releases CO2 into the atmosphere.
As well as decarbonising our own operations, our progress in developing fossil free hydrogen will help transform industries far beyond our own, dramatically reducing their CO2 emissions.
Fossil free hydrogen will play a key role in the energy transition, as it can be an energy carrier and replace fossil fuels across large areas of the transport sector, as well as in industries such as steel, chemical and fuel production.
A joint effort for a greater impact
To create lasting change, we need to think beyond conventional boundaries. By sharing our expertise and collaborating with experts in other fields, we can develop ground-breaking fossil free hydrogen-driven solutions that will help us achieve our goal of fossil free living within one generation.
HYBRIT is one of our many fossil free hydrogen initiatives. HYBRIT stands for Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology and is a collaboration between steel manufacturer SSAB, mining company LKAB and Vattenfall, with the aim of decarbonising the steel manufacturing value chain. The first delivery of fossil free steel has already been made to Volvo Trucks, and we aim to have fossil free steel available on the commercial markets by 2026.
A fossil free future is possible and we’re only just beginning
The HYBRIT initiative is only one of many ways we are working to reach our goal of enabling fossil free living within one generation. We are also working on ways to lower the climate impact of fuels.
Through a partnership with PREEM we are exploring using fossil free hydrogen for large-scale biofuel production.
Together with SAS, Shell and LanzaTech, we’re investigating the production of the world’s first synthetic sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using the LanzaJetTM 'Alcohol to Jet' technology on a large scale in Sweden.
There are many possibilities when it comes to fossil free hydrogen and, through our partnerships, we’re exploring them on many fronts.