Sean Keenan
Global Natural Resources Research Lead


Will green hydrogen enable iron ore miners to become competitive steel producers? By Sean Keenan, global natural resources research lead, Accenture

It just so happens that some of the largest iron ore producing regions in the world are also endowed with some of the world’s most abundant solar, wind and hydro resources. Some iron ore miners are charting plans to produce green steel near the mine, harnessing their renewable energy resources with ever-plummeting costs of renewable energy generation and associated green hydrogen production. Could these potential newcomers hold a competitive advantage in the steel business?


Sean Keenan covers global mining & metals sector research for Accenture, a leading innovation and consulting services provider. His wide-ranging experience includes more than 20 years in mining, exploration and capital markets, including roles private equity, investment banking and equity research with a specific focus on the mining sector. He has also held various executive and non-executive director roles with publicly-listed resource companies. He began his career as a mine geologist in Western Australia. Sean holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Western Australia and MSc from the Imperial College London.