For HYBRIT to succeed, the world’s highest quality magnetite-iron ore from LKAB’s mines are a crucial ingredient. From an environmental point of view, it is also important that the pellet production is close to the steel mills.

LKAB is already today a world-leading producer of world-class direct reduction pellets.
There are many benefits of using LKAB iron ore pellets in steel production. For example, direct reduction pellets are very low gangue and iron rich, giving high energy efficiency both in the direct reduction process and in the electric arc furnace process that follows.

The pellets also create better conditions for the production of cleaner steel. More than half of the energy required by the pelletization process is supplied by the chemical oxidation of magnetite to hematite.

Just like SSAB and Vattenfall, LKAB is committed to supporting customers and consumers in their efforts to reduce CO2 emissions in their processes and everyday life.

As part of HYBRIT, LKAB is developing methods to further reduce CO2- emissions in its pelletizing processes.