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HYbrid TEChnologies for sustainable steel reHEATing

Objective

Currently, NG is normally substituted by hydrogen in upstream processes (both blast furnace and DRI), or limited application in finishing lines. Current downstream processes totally rely on NG burning as thermal source. Therefore, the massive usage of hydrogen in steel industry, as envisioned in the Carbon Direct Avoidance pathway of the ESTEP/EUROFER masterplan, requires a transformation of entire steelmaking process from liquid production process (UPSTREAM) to the rolling and finishing line (DOWNSTREAM). This research project is aimed at adopting hybrid heating technology (based on NG with progressive and increasing H2 utilization) in downstream processes. Thermal treatment and reheating processes, which are common to both BF and EAF route have a significant NG demand (about 50 Nm3/t of produced steel). also utilization for ladle preheating has a relevant NG demand (in the range 5-15 Nm3/t). In order to allow the shift from NG to H2 and consequently to reduce the environmental impact by using innovative combustion technologies (like flameless and oxyfuel combustion), impacts on steel quality, refractory and furnace must be assessed at high TRL (7).
The general objective of this project is to exploit the hybrid heating technologies by evaluating the effects of the steel products, on the refractories and also on the combustion systems. Three Demo cases testing innovative multifuel burner and testing the limit of current systems at TRL 7 will facilitate the hydrogen transition of the steel sector. Achieved results will bring to a CO2 saving in the range 7.5-25Mt/year. Regarding the steel quality, the project activities will individuate the optimum processing parameters to ensure that primary scale and associated scale defects do not persist through to the final product.

Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING - CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA
Net EU contribution
€ 980 081,25
Address
Via Di Castel Romano 100
00128 Roma
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 653 387,50

Participants (10)

TENOVA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 494 336,00
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)
Other funding
€ 329 557,75
NUNKI STEEL SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 190 638,75
Address
Via Enrico Fermi N.33
33058 San Giorgio Di Nogaro (Ud)

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Region
Nord-Est Friuli-Venezia Giulia Udine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 127 092,50
TATA STEEL NEDERLAND TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 184 685,00
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)
Other funding
€ 123 123,75
SWERIM AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 893 953,75
Address
Arontorpsvagen 1
971 25 Lulea

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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
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Norrbottens län
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
SSAB EMEA AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 100 500,00
Address
N/a
61380 Oxeloesund

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Södermanlands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 67 000,00
LINDE SVERIGE AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 138 702,75
Address
Agavagen 54
181 81 Lidingo

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 92 468,50
ARCELORMITTAL MAIZIERES RESEARCH SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 96 984,75
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)
Other funding
€ 64 656,50
SNAM S.P.A.
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 117 525,00
Address
Piazza Santa Barbara 7
20097 San Donato Milanese

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 78 350,00
INDUSTRIE DE NORA SPA-IDN
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 124 330,50
Address
Via Bistolfi Leonardo 35
20134 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 82 887,00
DALMINE SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 35 400,00
Address
Piazza Caduti 6 Luglio 1944 N1
24044 Dalmine Bergamo

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Bergamo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 23 600,00