A mine truck made from fossil-free steel produced by Swedish steelmaker SSAB has been introduced by Epiroc.
The battery-powered Minetruck MT42 has a dump box made from fossil-free steel, which means a 10-tonne reduction in C02 emissions per manufactured dump box, the equivalent, says SSAB, of taking five gasoline cars off the road for an entire year.
According to Johnny Sjöström, head of SSAB Special Steels, commented: "The development of new technologies is essential to enable the transition to a low-carbon economy."
Sjöström said that SSAB's fossil-free steel immediately reduces the carbon footprint to near zero 'without compromising the high quality and properties you would expect from SSAB steels'. "It's the same steel, just without the negative environment impact," he said.
"It's the same steel, just without the negative environmental impact."Johnny Sjöström, head of SSAB Special Steels
The partnership between SSAB and Epiroc enables the truck manufacturer to accelerate its journey to create a more sustainable future, deliver the world's greenest machines and support its customers.
Sami Niiranen, president of Epiroc's Underground Division said "Our innovation agenda goes hand-in-hand with our customers' sustainability agenda.
"In the shift to a new, low-carbon economy, our products and services will be a key contributor for our customers to meet their climate goals."
"Our innovation agenda goes hand-in-hand with our customers' sustainability agenda."Sami Niiranen, president of Epiroc's Underground Division.
Epiroc's vice president of corporate social responsibility said that her company's partnership with SSAB 'has enabled us to present the world's first underground mine truck made using fossil-free steel'.