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26 April 2024 | News

GreenIron secures environmental permit for its first production site

The Land and Environment Court in Östersund has granted GreenIron an environmental permit for its production site in Sandviken, Sweden. GreenIron is commencing construction and assembly work for its production site in Sandviken Industrial Park.

GreenIron secures environmental permit for its first production site
GreenIron employees Maciej Kaplan, Process Engineer, Jan Boberg , Creative Product Director and Linda Ahl, Chief Technology Officer. Photo: Greeniron

The production site, expected to be operational after the summer, is GreenIron’s first full-scale production site. The environmental permit enables GreenIron to process 30,000 tonnes of input material per year, resulting in a reduction of approximately 42,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year compared to traditional fossil-based metal production.

GreenIron has a clear goal of minimizing CO2 emissions with a focus on recycling and circularity for the mining and metal industries. With its technology, the company can produce iron and other metals using hydrogen. The process is entirely carbon dioxide-free, with water as the only by-product.

– This announcement is very welcome. Fantastic teamwork has enabled us to now accelerate the construction of our first production site. When we start production in Sandviken this year, it marks an important milestone in the transition of the hard to abate mining and metal industries that has significant emissions, says Edward Murray, CEO at GreenIron.

The environmental permit means that GreenIron has the right to establish and operate a facility for recycling and production of iron and other metals within the municipality of Sandviken.

– We have had good collaboration with authorities, local residents, and other stakeholders. With all permits now secured after a 7-month process, says Ulrika Molander, COO at GreenIron.