voestalpine and its partners get the green light to build the world’s largest industrial hydrogen pilot plant in Linz
voestalpine has long been regarded as an environmental and efficiency benchmark in its industry, as well as a driver of innovation. Now the technology and capital goods group can complete another step towards realizing the H2FUTURE research project funded by the EU: the government of Upper Austria as the responsible EIA authority has recently authorized construction of the world’s largest pilot plant of its type for CO2-free production of hydrogen at the site in Linz. Together with five project partners, voestalpine is laying the foundations for further pioneering research into de-carbonizing the steel manufacturing process.
The Styrian production companies in the High Performance Metals Division of the voestalpine Group—up to now BÖHLER Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG, BÖHLER Schmiedetechnik GmbH & Co KG (both in Kapfenberg), and BÖHLER Bleche GmbH & Co KG (in Mürzzuschlag)—are to include the word “voestalpine” in their company names with immediate effect. Over the coming months their visual appearance will also be adapted to conform to the voestalpine brand image. This change stresses the Böhler companies’ position as part of the voestalpine Group, of which they have been a member for the past ten years, at the same time underlining their consistent focus on advanced technology and quality.