3 main pathways for implementation of a Low-Carbon steel industry in future

LowCarbonFuture – Exploitation of Projects for Low-Carbon Future Steel Industry

Initial situation

  • The iron and steel industry is one of the most energy intensive sectors
  • EU Commissions Low Carbon Roadmap and the world climate contract suggest a reduction of CO2 emissions by at least 80% until 2050 compared to the level in 1990
  • Requirement of an Accompanying Measure activity to guide the EU steel industry towards the world’s climate contract and the EU climate goals

Working topics

  • Collection of knowledge dealing with CO2-mitigation within the steel industry
  • Dissemination of the gained knowledge from current research activities (workshops, seminars, webinars, participation in conferences, scientific journal articles)
  • Definition of building blocks for a successful technology implementation
  • Strategies for technology transfer between the steel companies and stakeholders from other industrial sectors

Expected results

  • Generation of a roadmap stating research needs, requirements and boundary conditions for breakthrough technologies and a new CO2lean steel production e.g. by implementing the key findings in the strategic research agenda of the European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP)
  • Contribution to an update of the steel roadmap for a low carbon Europe 2050 and the current BIG-Scale initiative of EUROFER

 

Official LowCarbonFuture project website: www.lowcarbonfuture.eu/

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