Christer Ryman is Head of Strategy and Business Development at HYBRIT Development AB. He holds a M.Sc. degree in Process Metallurgy from the Royal Institute of Technology and a research degree (TechLic.) in Energy Engineering from Luleå University of Technology. Christer Ryman has worked in various R&D positions in the mining and metal sectors in Scandinavia, predominantly with a focus on resource efficiency and climate mitigation. Before joining HYBRIT in 2018, he held a position as Sustainability Director at Boliden Group.
Christer will speak on the topic of
HYBRIT - Towards fossil-free steel, on Wednesday June 13 in the Key Note Address Session Sustainability in Action.
HYBRIT – short for Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology – is a joint venture between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall, aiming to replace coal with hydrogen in the iron and steelmaking processes.
With the HYBRIT technology, the CO2 emissions will be reduced dramatically. If successful, the Swedish mining and steel industry can jointly be the first in the world to produce fossil-free iron and steel from iron ore in a larger scale. The project is a long-term venture that involves the development of large-scale production and storage of hydrogen, reduction processes for the production of iron, and finally steel production from basically carbon-free raw materials.