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Turning waste from steel industry into a valuable low cost feedstock for energy intensive industry

Objective

The RESLAG project proposal is aligned with the challenges outlined in the call WASTE-1-2014: Moving towards a circular economy through industrial symbiosis.
In 2010, the European steel industry generated, as waste, about 21.8 Mt of steel slag. The 76 % of the slag was recycled in applications such as aggregates for construction or road materials, but these sectors were unable to absorb the total amount of produced slag. The remaining 24 % was landfilled (2.9 Mt) or self-stored (2.3 Mt). The landfilled slag represents a severe environmental problem.
The main aim of RESLAG is to prove that there are industrial sectors able to make an effective use of the 2.9 Mt/y of landfilled slag, if properly supported by the right technologies. In making this prof, the RESLAG project will also prove that there are other very important environmental benefits coming from an “active” use of the slag in industrial processes, as CO2 saving (up to 970 kt/y from CSP applications, at least 71 kg/ton of produced steel from heat recovery applications), and elimination of negative impacts associated with mining (from the recovery of valuable metals and from the production of ceramic materials).
To achieve this ambitious goal four large-scale demonstrations to recycle steel slag are considered: Extraction of non-ferrous high added metals; TES for heat recovery applications; TES to increase dispatchability of the CSP plant electricity; Production of innovative refractory ceramic compounds.
Overall, the RESLAG project aims at an innovative organizational steel by-products management model able to reach high levels of resource and energy efficiency, which considers a cascade of upgrading processes and a life cycle perspective.
All these demonstrations will be lead by the industries involved in the RESLAG consortium. The RESLAG project is supported by the main organizations representing energy-intensive industries, CSP sector, energy platforms, governments, etc.

Call for proposal

H2020-WASTE-2014-two-stage
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Coordinator

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA DE ENERGIAS ALTERNATIVAS FUNDACION, CIC ENERGIGUNE FUNDAZIOA
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 48 Parque Tecnologico De Alava
01510 Minano Alava
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 288 101,45

Participants (22)

ARCELORMITTAL SESTAO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 99 575
Address
Calle Chavarri 6
48910 Sestao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 845 652,50
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
CASA MARISTAS AZTERLAN

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 595 095
Address
Aliendalde Auzunea 6
48200 Durango
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 372 983,75
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 251 000
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 728 089,43
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
HLG MANAGEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 253 899,80
Address
26 Rue Dulong
75017 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 078 125
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 688 406
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
TAPOJARVI OY

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Laivurinkatu 2-4 C 32
95400 Tornio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALSTOM POWER SYSTEMS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 111 336,75
Address
204 Rond-point Du Pont De Sevres
92100 Boulogne-billancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 272 850
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
LIFE CYCLE ENGINEERING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 264 337,50
Address
Via Tenente Morello 13
10081 Castellamonte To
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MOROCCAN AGENCY FOR SOLAR ENERGY SA
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 194 600
Address
Complex Zenith Rabat 50 Rocade Sud Rabat Casablanc Imm Abc Et D Souissi
10002 Rabat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING, S.A.

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Paseo Santxiki 3 Bis
31192 Mutilva Alta Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVARGI INDUSTRIES SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 441 084,25
Address
Calle Portal De Gamarra 1 - Oficina 311 (Edificio Deba)
01013 Victoria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GENERAL ELECTRIC (SWITZERLAND) GMBH

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Brown Boveri Strasse 7
5401 Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HASTEN VENTURES AIE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 105 414,75
Address
Polig Parque Tecnologico De Bizkaia 804
48160 Derio
Activity type
Other
RENOTECH OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 232 575
Address
Sampsankatu 4 B
20520 Turku
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CENER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 169 013
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION AZTERLAN
Spain
EU contribution
€ 29 867,50
Address
Aliendalde 6
48200 Durango
Activity type
Research Organisations