On October 19, Women in Green Hydrogen and UNIDO held a webinar on “Decarbonizing the Global Steel Industry with Green Hydrogen”.

The steel industry, which today still heavily relies on coal for production, is responsible for around 9% of global CO2 emissions . Given that global steel demand is set to increase significantly in the coming years – by 6% until 2030 – it is evident that steel production urgently needs to decarbonize. More precisely, according to the IEA, emissions from steel must decrease by 50% by 2050 to meet global climate goals.

Green hydrogen is one pathway to decarbonize global steel production. At the webinar, we discussed the opportunities and obstacles of green hydrogen in the steel sector.

We thank our panelists
Cécile SEGUINEAUD, Analyst, Steel Decarbonization at OECD – OCDE
Gokce Mete, Co-Lead, Hydrogen for Net Zero Initiative & Senior Manager, Global Hydrogen Stakeholder Platform at South Pole
Kajsa Ryttberg-Wallgren, Executive Vice President & Head of Business Unit Hydrogen at H2 Green Steel
Nouhaïla NABIL, Green Hydrogen Production Manager at IRESEN – Research Institute for Solar Energy and New Energies
Moderated by Patricia Sophia Wild, Co-Lead of Women In Green Hydrogen Events Team and Research Associate at EWI – Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln

Watch the recording here: