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Ultra-Low CO2 steelmaking

Objective

This proposal to the 6FP is part of ULCOS, an initiative launched by the major players in the European Steel Industry and itsmain partners in other industries and academia (47 partners, 15 European countries). A related proposal, also part of theULCOS in itiative, was presented to the RFCS program as proposal RFCS-PR-03113. ULCOS is a major RTD program, which plans to find innovative and breakthrough solutions to decrease the CO2 emissions of the Steel industry. The context is the post-Kyoto era. The target is an expected reduction of specific CO2 emissions of 50% as compared to a modern Blast Furnace. Within 5 years, the project will deliver a concept process route, basedon iron ore, with a verification of its feasibility in terms of technology, eco nomic projections and social acceptability. It would be unrealistic today to choose among the candidate technologies that show potential for achieving this target, be-cause they are still tentative and the successful one will have to be selected on te chnical and non-technical criteria (futureenergy market, internalization of C2 mitigation costs in market prices, societal acceptance). The project hence starts by ex-amining a panel of technologies, which have passed a first prescreening but need to be investigated more closely. This ap-proach is believed to be the most efficient in terms of resources and lead-time necessary to develop the new technology. Examined in the first stage of the proposed stage-gate approach, are: (1) new carbon-based sme lting-reduction concepts,making use of the shaft furnace but also (2) of new less common reactors; (3) natural-gas based pre-reduction reactors be-yond state-of-the art technology; (4) hydrogen-based reduction using hydrogen from CO2-lean technologies; (5) direct pro-duction of steel by electrolysis, and (6) the use of biomass, which circulates carbon rapidly in the atmosphere. CO2 captureand storage (7) will be included in the design

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NMP-STEEL-3
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

ARCELORMITTAL MAIZIERES RESEARCH AS
Address
Rue Luigi Cherubini 1 A 5
Saint Denis
France

Participants (46)

CORUS TECHNOLOGY B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Wenckebachstraat 1
Velsen-noord
CORUS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Millbank 30
London
AG DER DILLINGER HUTTENWERKE
Germany
Address
Werkstrasse 6
PO Box 15 80 Dillingen/saar
LUOSSAVAARA-KIIRUNAVAARA AB
Sweden
Address
Varvsgatan 45
PO Box 952 Lulea
ILVA S.P.A
Italy
Address
Viale Certosa 249
Milano
SAARSTAHL AG
Germany
Address
Bismarckstrasse 57-59
Volklingen
THYSSENKRUPP STAHL AG
Germany
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-strasse 100
Duisburg
VOESTALPINE AG
Austria
Address
Voest-alpine-strasse 1
Linz
L'AIR LIQUIDE SA
France
Address
75 Quai D'osay
Paris
DANIELI CORUS TECHNICAL SERVICES BV
Netherlands
Address
Wenckebachstraat 1
Velsen-noord
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Address
22-30, Avenue De Wagram
Paris
MAN FERROSTAAL AG
Germany
Address
Hohenzollernstrasse 24
PO Box 45116 Essen
KUTTNER GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Bismarckstrasse,67
PO Box 10 21 26 Essen
LHOIST RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT SA
Belgium
Address
Charles Dubois, 28
Limelette
PAUL WURTH SA
Luxembourg
Address
32, Rue D'alsace
PO Box 2233 Luxembourg
RAUTARUUKKI OYJ
Finland
Address
Suolakivenkatu 1
Helsinki
SSAB TUNNPLAT AB
Sweden
Address

Borlange
STATOIL ASA
Norway
Address
Forusbeen 50
Stavanger
VOEST-ALPINE INDUSTRIEANLAGENBAU GMBH & CO
Austria
Address
Turmstrasse 44
PO Box 4 Linz
ALPHEA POLE DE COMPETENCE SUR L'HYDROGENE'
France
Address
Parc D'activites Ouest, Rue Jacques Callot
Forbach
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel, 60
Paris
BETRIEBSFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT, VDEH-INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE FORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
Address
Sohnstrasse 65
Duesseldorf
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
Address
39-43, Quai Andre Citroen - Tour Mirabeau
Paris
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
Address
42, Rue Scheffer
Paris
CENTRE DE RECHERCHES METALLURGIQUES
Belgium
Address
Rue Ernest Solvay, 11
Liege
CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Di Castel Romano 100
Rome
ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
PO Box 1 Petten
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF DENMARK AND GREENLAND
Denmark
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
Copenhagen K
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Serrano 117
Madrid
JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi, 200
Brussels
MEFOS - METALLURGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AB
Sweden
Address
Mettallvaegen 2
PO Box 812 Lulea
SINTEF - STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL OG TEKNISK FORSKNING VED NORGES TEKNISKE HOEGSKOLE
Norway
Address
Strindv 4
Trondheim
SINTEF PETROLEUMSFORSKNING AS
Norway
Address
S. P. Andersens Vei 15B
Trondheim
FUNDACION LABEIN
Spain
Address
Cuesta De Olabeaga 16
Bilbao
BTG BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Netherlands
Address
Colosseum 11
PO Box 217 Enschede
EUROPLASMA SA
France
Address
16, Rue De La Moulinatte
Begles
GVS S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Roma 50
Zola Predosa (Bologna)
METALYSIS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
112 Hills Road
Cambridge
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
Address
Campus Universitario
Aveiro
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Michel Ange, 3
Paris
UNIVERSITAT KASSEL
Germany
Address
Monchebergstr. 19
Kassel
MONTANUNIVERSITAT LEOBEN
Austria
Address
Franz-josef-strasse 18
Leoben
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE LORRAINE
France
Address
2, Avenue De La Foret De Haye
PO Box 3 Vandoeuvre Les Nancy
LULEA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
University Campus Porsoen
Lulea
NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Norway
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
Trondheim
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA
Italy
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
Pisa