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ULCOS New Blast Furnace Process

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2004-00005

  • Start date

    1 July 2004

  • End date

    30 June 2009

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 551 812

  • EU contribution

    € 5 131 088

Coordinated by:

THYSSENKRUPP STEEL AG

Germany

Objective

The central objective of this project is to develop a new blast furnace process route able to operate with very low CO2-emissions, based on drastically reduced consumption of carbon containing input materials.

The programme initially will cover a period of 5 years, starting with mathematical modelling and laboratory as well as technical scale investigations, which are necessary to get a suitable process concept for a CO2 reduced iron-making process. The results of that work are basis for small scale blast furnace tests which will give the first experimentally proven data for the CO2 reduction potential of the new process as well as process data for a technical process evaluation.

The results shall lead to the selection and the base preparatory work for the large size pilot demonstration unit for the new CO2 reduced iron-making process, which is objective of a future project.

Coordinator

THYSSENKRUPP STEEL AG

Address

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Strasse 100
47166 Duisburg

Germany

Participants (13)

AKTIEN-GESELLSCHAFT DER DILLINGER HUTTENWERKE

Germany

ARCELOR RESEARCH S.A.

France

BETRIEBSFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT VDEH-INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE FORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

CENTRE DE RECHERCHES METALLURGIQUES ASBL

Belgium

CORUS TECHNOLOGY BV

Netherlands

CORUS UK LTD

United Kingdom

ILVA S.P.A.

Italy

KUTTNER GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

L'AIR LIQUIDE SA

France

LUOSSAVAARA-KIIRUNAVAARA AB (LKAB)

Sweden

PAUL WURTH S.A.

Luxembourg

VAI INDUSTRIES (UK) LTD

United Kingdom

VOESTALPINE STAHL GMBH

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2004-00005

  • Start date

    1 July 2004

  • End date

    30 June 2009

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 551 812

  • EU contribution

    € 5 131 088

Coordinated by:

THYSSENKRUPP STEEL AG

Germany