The EU Commission approves a German measure worth €1B to support a steel producer in decarbonising its operations by using hydrogen (Salzgitter)

State aid: Commission approves €1 billion German measure to support Salzgitter decarbonise its steel production by using hydrogen* The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €1 billion German measure to help Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH (‘Salzgitter') decarbonise its steel production processes by using hydrogen, including renewable hydrogen produced on site, thanks to a new production facility. The measure contributes to the achievement of the EU Hydrogen Strategy and the European Green Deal targets, while helping reduce dependence on imported Russian fossil fuels and fast forward the green transition, in line with the REPowerEU Plan. Today's decision follows the approvals on 15 July 2022 and on 21 September 2022 of two Important Projects of Common European

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