Mercedes-Benz to use carbon-neutral steel in vehicles starting 2025
Category: #technology  By Akshay Kedari  Date: 2021-06-02
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Mercedes-Benz to use carbon-neutral steel in vehicles starting 2025

Mercedes-Benz has recently announced to use CO2-free steel from 2025 for its vehicle production. This move by the German luxury carmaker is in line to achieve carbon neutrality by 2039, under its Ambition 2039 project. The company further aims to make its vehicle fleet fully connected with zero emissions by 2039.

Mercedes-Benz has also revealed an investment of USD 105 million in Stockholm-based green company H2 Green Steel.

The automotive giant has already created a dedicated division for electric vehicles, named EQ. This business division has started deployment of zero-emission products for a while, but the vehicles still have some materials that are not carbon neutral. With the introduction of green steel in vehicle production, the carmaker anticipates achieving greater carbon neutrality.

Knowledgeable sources state that any modern–day Mercedes–Benz sedan uses over 50% steel. This makes up nearly 30% of carbon emissions throughout vehicle production. Using green steel will reduce this percentage significantly.

Markus Schafer, a Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG and Daimler AG, expressed that the automaker is a preferred partner of the startup and will introduce various vehicles with green steel in 2025.

For the record, H2 Green Steel, founded in 2020. is aiming to gather momentum for change in the industry by exterminating all the CO2 emissions from the manufacturing process of steel. It is working towards producing sustainable steel to address the rising demand for fossil-free steel, cited credible sources.

Reportedly, in its new steel manufacturing process, H2GS uses hydrogen and electricity produced from 100% renewable energy sources. The hydrogen acts as a reduction gas that releases and binds oxygen from the iron ore. This process of making steel does not have CO2 as a byproduct, but only water.

Green steel is expected to be used widely in the coming decades for vehicle production and Mercedes is looking to take lead in this space.

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https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto/cars/mercedesbenz-to-use-green-steel-in-vehicles-from-2025-know-why-41622529566386.html

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