Reducing emissions could create up to 3,000 new jobs in Arctic Sweden says mining group

A street scene in Kiruna, Sweden. LKAB says hundreds of job could be created in Kiruna and Gällivare by reducing carbon dioxide emissions. (Eilís Quinn/Eye on the Arctic)
LKAB, a state-owned mineral and mining group, wants to invest 400 billion kronor to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions through changing to a new hydrogen-based process.

The initiative could create up to 3,000 new jobs annually for the coming 20 years in Kiruna and Gällivare, the company says.

If the plan gets approved by the Swedish parliament it could become the biggest industrial venture ever in the country.

Radio Sweden report

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