The German company has developed an efficient process for high-temperature electrolysis. The difference from traditional electrolysis is that instead of liquid water, water vapor is used because it is easier to split into hydrogen and oxygen. As the steam can be generated from the waste heat from industrial plants, this process is ideal for all steel mills. Compared with conventional electrolysis, the process can save 20 to 30 percent energy and do so with significantly higher efficiency.
The strategic partnership establishes an excellent basis for integrating hydrogen production with the steel industry. It is a perfect example of the type of forward-looking approach that opens up integrated, state-of-the-art solutions for our customers, as our metallurgical expertise lays the foundation for sustainable progress in the complex world of non-ferrous metal recycling.