Autoliv and SSAB team up to make fossil-free steel components

Autoliv, the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, and global steel company SSAB, have collaborated to research and develop fossil-free steel components for automotive safety products, such as airbags and seatbelts.

The collaboration enables Autoliv to be in the forefront in producing automotive safety products with fossil-free steel from SSAB.

A new process aims to replace coking coal, traditionally needed for ore-based steelmaking, with hydrogen. The result will be unique: the world’s first fossil-free steelmaking technology, with no carbon footprint.

“Gradually switching to fossil-free steel in our products is an important step towards achieving our climate targets”, said Mr Mikael Bratt, President and CEO of Autoliv.

“We are looking forward to working with Autoliv and to start the process of research and development of innovative fossil-free steel components for their automotive safety products,” said Mr Martin Lindqvist, President and CEO of SSAB.