Media invitation: HYBRIT – world’s first pilot plant for fossil-free steel to open

August 26, 2020

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall will be starting the test operation of HYBRIT’s globally unique pilot plant for the production of fossil-free sponge iron, a decisive step toward fossil-free steel production, on Monday, August 31 in Luleå. This plant represents an important step in the creation of a totally fossil-free value chain for steelmaking. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is attending the opening.

Present at this official opening are also Martin Lindqvist, President and CEO of SSAB, Jan Moström, President and CEO of LKAB, Magnus Hall, President and CEO of Vattenfall, Eva Vitell, Managing Director of HYBRIT, and Robert Andrén, Director General of the Swedish Energy Agency, along with several guests. 

Because of the coronavirus, only a limited number of people will be able to attend the event on site. The event will be broadcast digitally. 

Where: SSAB Luleå, Svartövägen 20, Luleå, Sweden. 
When: Monday, August 31, gathering 11:30 CEST. 

12:00 Tour of the plant.
12:30 Assembly by the stage at the HYBRIT plant or digital broadcast.
12:50 The pilot plant starts operation.
13:25 The official opening ceremony concludes, time for media.
Register for the digital conference. 
For more information about HYBRIT, visit  
Digital broadcast 12:30-13:10 CEST

For more information and registration, please contact (registration Friday Aug 28 by 10:00 CEST):
Mia Widell, SSAB,, +46 76 527 25 01
Erika Lindblad, LKAB,, +46 72 524 12 41 
Magnus Kryssare, Vattenfall,, +46 76 769 56 07

Erika Lindblad, General Manager Group Communications, LKAB, +46 980 712 41

LKAB Minerals is an international industrial minerals group with a leading position in a number of product applications. LKAB Minerals has offices, production units and deposits in 12 countries in Europe, Asia and USA with 300 employees and sales of 160 MEURO in 2016. LKAB Minerals is part of the Swedish state owned company LKAB, one of the world’s leading producers of highly upgraded iron ore products. Read more about us at