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Development of new methodologies for industrial CO2-free steel production by electrowinning

Objective

For the time being, there are no economically feasible steelmaking technologies available having the potential to meet the EU’s climate and energy targets for 2030. At best, a 15% decrease in the overall CO2 intensity of the sector could be achieved throughout the widespread dissemination of technologies that could reasonably become cost-effective in the future. Therefore, breakthrough technologies are urgent and indispensable.
ΣIDERWIN project proposes to develop a breakthrough innovation compared to the actual steel production process bringing together steel making with electrochemical process. The electrolysis process using renewable energies will transform any iron oxide, including those inside the by-products from other metallurgies, into steel plate with a significant reduction of energy use. This process decomposes under mild conditions but at intense reaction rate naturally occurring iron oxides such as hematite into iron metal and oxygen gas. By offering a CO2-free steel production process, the project will contribute to the reduction of the total greenhouse gas emissions.
Compared to traditional steelmaking plants, this innovative technology has several positive impacts such as: a reduction by 87% of the direct CO2 emissions; a reduction by 31% of the direct energy use; the ability to produce steel from by-products rich in iron oxides from non-ferrous metallurgy residues; an increased integration with renewable energies with a more flexible process.
The project is led by ArcelorMittal the world’s leading steel and mining company. The company has been working for 12 years on the development of the technology to bring it from the TRL 0 to TRL 4 through the manufacturing of 5 different pilots, proving the potential of the technology. With this solid background, ArcelorMittal surrounded by 11 additional innovative European partners, aims at developing a 3 metre-long new experimental pilot to validate the technology at TRL 6.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ARCELORMITTAL MAIZIERES RESEARCH SA
Address
Rue Andre Campra 6 Immeuble Le Cezanne
93200 Saint Denis
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 3 166 943,75

Participants (12)

COCKERILL MAINTENANCE & INGENIERIE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 997 162,50
Address
Avenue Adolphe Greiner 1
4100 Seraing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 306 342,50
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CFD NUMERICS FLUID FLOW OPTIMISATION
France
EU contribution
€ 395 021,63
Address
Rond Point De L Echangeur Bp 3 Les Levees
69360 Solaize
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QUANTIS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 322 500
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 303 151,25
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 244 625
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MYTILINAIOS ANONIMI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 99 687,50
Address
Artemidos 8
15125 Marousi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 320 937,50
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
N-SIDE

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 143 606,20
Address
Boulevard Baudouin 1Er 25
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DYNERGIE
France
EU contribution
€ 131 250
Address
1-3 Place Giovanni Da Verrazzano
69009 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 206 907,50
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RECOY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 176 978,75
Address
Vinkenweg 51
2231 NR Rijnsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)