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Recycling renewable hydrogen for climate neutrality

Objective

RecHycle's goal is to implement a gas hub, capable of mixing metallurgic gases produced on site with or without external (green) hydrogen sources. This is to be fed ultimately into the Blast Furnace and a future DRI furnace to sustainably produce green steel.
The project will demonstrate a cost-efficient solution to decrease carbon emissions by initiating a new industrial symbiosis between and within the steel industry, chemical industry and renewable energy sources (e.g. wind or solar to obtain green electricity or hydrogen). The project will contribute in the shift towards a circular economy where waste products are valorised to the maximum of their potential. Furthermore, the project is to serve as a stepping stone towards further development of synergies between companies within the North Sea Port industrial area, thus creating new opportunities for innovation and economic activities.
Challenges to be addressed are the dynamic optimization of gas mixtures and flows, minimizing risks of hydrogen on material embrittlement, ceramic feed-inlet (Tuyere?s) within the furnaces, the quality of the produced steel and the (future) material scrap streams of the DRI. Rechycle is to be executed through a consortium of 6 partners from 4 different countries including 2 industrial partners that are world leading in the steel manufacturing industry and 4 research partners specialized in hydrogen-based studies.

Coordinator

ARCELORMITTAL BELGIUM NV
Net EU contribution
€ 5 100 000,00
Address
Keizerinlaan 66
1000 Brussel
Belgium

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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
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 21 792 250,00

Participants (6)

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 166 746,00
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 126 875,00
Address
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona

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Region
Centro (IT) Marche Ancona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARCELORMITTAL MAIZIERES RESEARCH SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 601 087,00
Address
Rue Andre Campra 6 Immeuble Le Cezanne
93200 Saint Denis

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Seine-Saint-Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 400 725,50
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 89 483,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,75
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France
Net EU contribution
€ 42 602,00
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
IRT ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY
France
Net EU contribution
€ 99 950,00
Address
B 612 - Cs 34436, 3 Rue Tarfaya
31400 Toulouse

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00