Demand for steel is increasing and many environmentally friendly applications such as wind turbines and railways require steel. Swedish iron is at the forefront in terms of both mining and recycling.

Environmental Benefits are visiting Hofors, where the company ScanArc Plasma Technologies represents a technological leap in iron, which could ultimately halve carbon emissions. Today it is used mostly by the steel industry as raw materials, but the technology can be developed to instead use iron ore products such as LKAB’s Green pellets to reduce emissions and increase resource efficiency compared to competitor products.