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Highly efficient technologies for increased yields in steelmaking processes and reduced environmental impact

Objective

Steelmaking is a key process for a climate neutral, circular and digitized production. On one hand it enables green technologies in providing the most relevant materials needed to achieve climate neutrality, on the other hand it accounts for 7% of total world CO2 emissions.

Its transition towards a more sustainable and still competitive production requires to increase the use of scrap to minimize the pig iron usage from coal fired blast furnaces with inherent CO2 emissions from reducing the iron ore. Furthermore, scrap can be valorised by use of carbon carriers and containing alloying elements in steel scrap, e.g. in recycling of Mn steels.

HIYIELD aims to promote circular economy by progressively increasing the scrap uptake in three scenarios that represent the current European steelmaking routes. With the ambition to deliver solutions with relevance to all steelmakers, the consortium includes three producers with different portfolio.

Main objectives are:
- to maximise scrap quality by optimal technologies for removal of impurities and optimal use of alloying elements
- to maximise scrap use by improved scrap identification and classification together with scrap tracking in circular economy
- to maximise product quality with further scrap uptake by charge optimization and ensuring the liquid steel analysis and thus the final steel product quality

HIYIELD contributes to the fight against climate change and to the EU steel industry competitiveness through the application of highly innovative methods and technologies to the steel sector such as:
- Deep Learning based Computer Vision for scrap identification and control
- Digital Scrap Information Card for scrap tracking
- High Speed Sampling and analysis to avoid waiting times for steel analysis.

Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Net EU contribution
€ 756 024,00
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

FERRIERE NORD SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 465 225,00
Address
Via Zona Industriale Fraz Rivoli
33010 Osoppo Ud

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Region
Nord-Est Friuli-Venezia Giulia Udine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 310 150,00
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.

COMPAGNIA SIDERURGICA ITALIANA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 93 525,00
Address
Zona Industriale Rivoli
33010 Osoppo

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Region
Nord-Est Friuli-Venezia Giulia Udine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 62 350,00
AEIFOROS METAL PROCESSING AE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 394 440,00
Address
Thessaloniki Veria Old National Road 12 Klm Ionia
57008 Thessaloniki

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Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 262 960,00
SAARSTAHL AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 525 583,00
Address
Bismarckstrasse 57-59
66333 Volklingen

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Region
Saarland Saarland Regionalverband Saarbrücken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 350 389,50
THEO STEIL GMBH SCHROTT UND METALLGROSSHANDEL
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 791 700,00
Address
Ostkai 6
54293 Trier

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Region
Rheinland-Pfalz Trier Trier, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 527 800,00
VOESTALPINE BOHLER EDELSTAHL GMBH &CO KG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 180 787,00
Address
Mariazeller Strasse 25
8605 Kapfenberg

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Östliche Obersteiermark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 120 525,50
MINKON GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 375 978,75
Address
Heinrich Hertz Strasse 30-32
40699 Erkrath

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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
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Mettmann
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 250 652,50