JSW Steel to use green hydrogen for steelmaking at Vijayanagar plant


JSW Steel has contracted with JSW Energy for the supply of green hydrogen to its Vijayanagar steel plant. JSW Energy will set up a 3,800 tonnes per annum (tpa) green hydrogen plant using 25 MW of renewable energy. The project would be commissioned in the next 18 to 24 months.

The project is a part of JSW Steel’s strategy for decarbonization.

“We will commence use of green hydrogen in our DRI unit in Vijayanagar on a small scale to see the efficacy and usability…We will see how the trial goes and use that study to see how the hydrogen can be scaled up once the technology becomes more evolved and commercially viable,” stated JSW Steel.

JSW Steel is the flagship business of the diversified $23 billion JSW Group. It is India’s leading integrated steel company with a capacity of 29.7 mtpa in India and the USA (including capacities under joint control). Its next phase of growth in India will take its total capacity to 38.5 mtpa by FY25. The company’s manufacturing unit in Vijayanagar, Karnataka, is the largest single-location steel‐producing facility in India with a capacity of 12.5 mtpa.

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