According to Saarstahl / Dillinger, Germany's first plant for hydrogen-based steel production went into operation in Saarland today. The 14 million euro investment is intended to reduce CO2 emissions and create the conditions for “green hydrogen in practice”.
Shortly before midnight yesterday evening, another incident occurred at the Dillinger Hütte. A pressure relief valve on blast furnace 4 of the ROGESA triggered. A large flame was seen over the stove.
Due to a technical malfunction, blast furnace 4 at ROGESA has been producing visible clouds of smoke for around ten days. These are coal dust particles, as ROGESA reports on August 17 to selected news companies, including the Saarbrücker Zeitung.
The fact that energy efficiency and resource conservation at the steel location in Dillingen are very important is now also “visible” from the outside: From now on, blast furnace 4 and blast furnace 5 will significantly reduce ROGESA blast furnace lighting.