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REcovering Metals and Mineral FRAction from steelmaking residues

Objective

Each year the EU steel sector generates several million tons of metal and mineral containing residues that are currently largely under-exploited and are often sent to landfills with an enormous waste of resources that could replace virgin materials. ReMFra main objective is the development and validation of highly efficient pyrometallurgic melting and reduction demonstration plant at relevant industrial scale for recovering metals and minerals contained in a wide range of steelmaking residues.
The ReMFra process will allow to valorise steelmaking residues, such as filter dust, scale, sludge and slags, to obtain pig iron, iron rich oxides, a highly concentrated zinc oxide and an inert slag. ReMFra comprises two main parts to be developed, improved and tested at industrial scale: Plasma Reactor and RecoDust. The first will be dedicated to recover the coarse residues (scale, sludge, slag), while the second will focus on fine-grained dusts. The project will allow the improvement of iron yield using recovered pig iron instead of new pig iron and replacing the iron ore with the iron rich oxide. The recovery of concentrated ZnO and inert slag as by-products will provide a significant source of income and will contribute to the overall carbon neutrality. To reach the full circularity, the process foresees the use, as reducing agent, of secondary carbon sources (i.e. waste plastics). Energy recovery solutions will also be integrated in the metal recovery process starting from enabling the use of molten pig iron.
ReMFra consortium comprises: 5 steelmaking companies, 4 RTOs as technology providers with large experience in steel sector, 1 university and the European Steel Technology Platform. To conclude, ReMFra is expected not only to enable technological advances in the demonstrators involved but will also contribute to the development of new standards, training programmes, adaptation and certification of industrial processes thus facilitating the replication of the project.

Coordinator

DALMINE SPA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 752 875,00
Address
Piazza Caduti 6 Luglio 1944 N1
24044 Dalmine Bergamo
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Bergamo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 168 583,75

Participants (10)

TENOVA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 604 823,00
Address
Via Monte Rosa 93
20149 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 403 215,75
RINA CONSULTING - CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 258 112,00
Address
Via Di Castel Romano 100
00128 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 172 075,50
ESTEP PLATEFORME TECHNOLOGIQUE EUROPEENNE DE L'ACIER
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 74 975,00
Address
Avenue De Cortenbergh 172
1000 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
K1-MET GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 695 857,00
Address
Stahlstrasse 14
4020 Linz

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Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
VOESTALPINE STAHL GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 113 391,75
Address
Voestalpine Strasse 3
4020 Linz

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Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 75 594,50
MONTANUNIVERSITAET LEOBEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 399 961,00
Address
Franz Josef Strasse 18
8700 Leoben

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Östliche Obersteiermark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
INSTITUT FUR BAUSTOFF-FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 300 122,00
Address
Bliersheimer Strasse 62
47229 Duisburg

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Duisburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 254 952,00
Address
Kaiser Wilhelm Strasse 100
47166 Duisburg

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Duisburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 169 968,00
TATA STEEL NEDERLAND TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 135 750,00
Address
Wenckebachstraat 1
1951 JZ Velsen Noord

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland IJmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 90 500,00
BARNA STEEL SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 173 400,00
Address
Poligono Industrial San Vicente S/n
08875 Castellbisbal

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 115 600,00