🇸🇪 H2 Green Steel receives full environmental permit for Boden plant

June 1, 2023

Press release from H2 Green Steel

Henrik Henriksson, Ida Westberg and Bror Styren

The Land and Environmental Court in Umeå, Sweden, today communicated their decision to grant H2 Green Steel a full environmental permit for its plant in Boden. The permissibility permit came already on July 1, 2022, enabling the start of construction. With a full permit, the company also has permission to start operations at the plant. 

Through constructive cooperation between authorities, local communities and other reviewing stakeholders, the environmental permit for H2 Green Steel’s ultra-modern plant for the production of green steel, green iron and green hydrogen in Boden in northern Sweden, is now complete.

“This is an enormously important day for us at H2 Green Steel. Most parts of the company have been involved in enabling this fast and smooth process. I am immensely proud of the team spirit and competence that have characterized this work,” says Henrik Henriksson, CEO of H2 Green Steel.

H2 Green Steel is building an ultra-modern manufacturing plant just outside Boden. The permit covers a yearly production of 5 million tonnes of green steel. The operation is not only large in size – covering about 270 hectares – it is also complex and is classified as class A operations in the Environmental code. The entire process, from submitting the application to full permit, has taken less than 18 months.

“This is also a big day for Sweden where we at the company, together with all the other parties involved, have shown that it truly is possible to have a speedy process also in complex permit matters in Sweden ” says Henriksson.

For further information
Karin Hallstan, Head of Public and Media Relations, phone: +46 76 842 81 04, email: [email protected]

About H2 Green Steel
H2 Green Steel (H2GS AB) was founded in 2020 with the ambition to accelerate the decarbonization of the steel industry, using green hydrogen. Steel, which is one of the world’s largest carbon dioxide emitters, is the company’s first business vertical. The founder and largest shareholder of H2 Green Steel is Vargas, which is also co-founder and one of the larger shareholders in Swedish battery maker Northvolt. H2 Green Steel is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with its first green steel plant under development in Boden, northern Sweden. www.h2greensteel.com

Originally published on 1 June. 

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