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Raw material preparation for clean steel production (Clean Steel Partnership) (IA)


The concepts to be developed under this topic are expected to address one or more of the following areas:

  • Enhanced utilisation of scrap, through improved scrap sorting and removal of scrap pollution, by new detecting technologies. The aim is to remove these impurities before melting, in order to achieve the same quality of the finished product and reducing CO2 emissions;
  • Technologies allowing upgrade processes in low grade iron ores to make them suitable for pelletisation or direct use in existing steelworks to address the issue of the availability of high grade iron ores which is expected to become a more critical factor in the coming years as well as broadening the types of ore grades that can be utilized from different sources;
  • Application of cold bonded agglomerate: binders, raw materials composition and processing conditions for the use of low quality iron ore grades.

Proposals submitted under this topic should include a business case and exploitation strategy, as outlined in the introduction to this Destination.

This topic implements the co-programmed European Partnership on Clean Steel.

In this topic the integration of the gender dimension (sex and gender analysis) in research and innovation content is not a mandatory requirement