Rare-earth-free magnets are highly demanded by clean and renewable energy industries because of the supply constraints and environmental issues. A promising permanent magnet should possess a high remanent magnetic flux density (Br), a large coercivity (Hc), and consequently, a large energy product ((BH)max). α″-Fe16N2 has been emerging as one of the promising candidates because of its recently double-confirmed large magnetocrystalline anisotropy (Ku > 1.0x107 erg/cc), giant saturation magnetization (4πMs>2.4 T) and the enough availability of Fe and N on the earth. However, there is no report on the fabrication of α″-Fe16N2 magnet with high Br and large Hc in bulk form yet. In this talk, I will present our group’s effort in recent ten years to prepare α″-Fe16N2 permanent magnets by using different approaches, such as ion implantation method, ball milling method and strained-wire method, which can be looked as the dawn light of FeN rare-earth-free permanent magnet.