Volvo to build cars with steel made using hydrogen not coal

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Steelmaking is one of the hardest industries to decarbonise, but Swedish carmaker Volvo is teaming up with a steel company to slash the emissions produced by manufacturing its cars. The plan is to swap the heavily-polluting coking coal traditionally used to power blast furnaces with a new steelmaking technique based on “green” hydrogen – a zero emissions fuel produced using renewable energy and water. Volvo’s pledge to begin making the new cars by 2026 will place pressure on other automakers to make greater strides in transforming their industry from a major source of the climate problem into part of the solution.


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