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7th project meeting DESTINY

On November 22nd and 23rd, 2022 the 7th project meeting for the SPIRE project “Development of an efficient microwave system […]

RFCS project “Embedded real-time analysis of continuous casting for machine-supported quality optimisation” (RealTimeCastSupport)

The second meeting for the RFCS project “Embedded real-time analysis of continuous casting for machine-supported quality optimisation” (RealTimeCastSupport) took place […]

BFI Film and Flyer

Here we present our new BFI film and flyer. The BFI offers innovative ideas and converts them into tailor-made, operational […]

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Our mission

We offer innovative ideas based on cutting-edge research which are translated into customized, operational solutions for the process industry. We see ourselves as a dynamic, customer-oriented and innovative partner for forward-looking innovative companies.

We strive for partnerships and projects in the following four fields which are of strategic importance for the BFI:

(1) Decarbonization and energy efficiency,
(2) Digitalization, Industry 4.0 and measurement technology,
(3) Circular economy,
(4) Process innovation and process optimization

Solutions

1 MW pilot plant

Your goals: Examination of burners, components and devices under operating conditions in trial operation with process and metallurgical gases from […]

Adjustment of the fuel gas air ratio in the near stoichiometric range

Your goals: Efficient heat treatment of steel, non-ferrous metals, porcelain / ceramics Gas generation from natural gas Complete thermal post-combustion […]

IntModCon – Integrated process models for liquid steel production

Initial situation: The development of a melt in temperature and chemical analysis during liquid steel production can generally be observed […]

Stirring process monitoring

Goals: Monitoring and optimum control of ladle stirring in secondary metallurgy Information on the amount of stirring gas actually available […]

Projects

Slagreus – Reuse of slags from integrated steelmaking

Initial situation In Europe about 10 Mio.t/year of BOF slag are produced at the steelmaking. A main part is reused […]

InnoKon – Innovative non-stick surface to increase the service life of oxygen lances on the converter

In the converter process, pig iron is converted into crude steel with the addition of oxygen. This is done using […]

ReInvent – Reduction of greenhouse gases through process innovations in the basic materials industry

Background Target according to the German government’s climate protection plan: Germany to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality by 2045 Industry generates […]

RekCarb – Upcycle of carbon containing residuals and by-products through recrystallisation in molten metals

Initial Situation: Surplus of C-residuals Many carbon containing residuals are yet either burned or landfilled The chemical potential of carbon […]

FlexElectricSteel – : Intraday Energy Management for Electric Steel Plants

Initial Situation Fluctuating energy supply requires new approaches to energy flexibility also in the electric steel production sector Determination of […]