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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

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ARCELORMITTAL MAIZIERES RESEARCH AS

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Participants (46)

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CORUS TECHNOLOGY B.V.

Netherlands

CORUS UK LIMITED

United Kingdom

AG DER DILLINGER HUTTENWERKE

Germany

LUOSSAVAARA-KIIRUNAVAARA AB

Sweden

ILVA S.P.A

Italy

SAARSTAHL AG

Germany

THYSSENKRUPP STAHL AG

Germany

VOESTALPINE AG

Austria

L'AIR LIQUIDE SA

France

DANIELI CORUS TECHNICAL SERVICES BV

Netherlands

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

MAN FERROSTAAL AG

Germany

KUTTNER GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

LHOIST RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT SA

Belgium

PAUL WURTH SA

Luxembourg

RAUTARUUKKI OYJ

Finland

SSAB TUNNPLAT AB

Sweden

STATOIL ASA

Norway

VOEST-ALPINE INDUSTRIEANLAGENBAU GMBH & CO

Austria

ALPHEA POLE DE COMPETENCE SUR L'HYDROGENE'

France

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

BETRIEBSFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT, VDEH-INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE FORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France

CENTRE DE RECHERCHES METALLURGIQUES

Belgium

CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI S.P.A.

Italy

ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS

Netherlands

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF DENMARK AND GREENLAND

Denmark

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

MEFOS - METALLURGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AB

Sweden

SINTEF - STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL OG TEKNISK FORSKNING VED NORGES TEKNISKE HOEGSKOLE

Norway

SINTEF PETROLEUMSFORSKNING AS

Norway

FUNDACION LABEIN

Spain

BTG BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV

Netherlands

EUROPLASMA SA

France

GVS S.P.A.

Italy

METALYSIS LTD

United Kingdom

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

UNIVERSITAT KASSEL

Germany

MONTANUNIVERSITAT LEOBEN

Austria

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE LORRAINE

France

LULEA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Sweden

NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Norway

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 515960

  • Start date

    1 September 2004

  • End date

    31 August 2010

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 35 280 915

  • EU contribution

    € 19 996 966

Coordinated by:

ARCELORMITTAL MAIZIERES RESEARCH AS

France