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BFI Video and Flyer

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

Real laboratory of the energy transition makes steel production more sustainable thanks to hydrogen

Press Release With H2Steel, a real laboratory for the energy transition is being launched at the largest European steel location […]

The BFI supports you in the application, preparation and monitoring of funding projects

Situation: Many companies in the process industry are very interested in participating in publicly funded projects on new innovative R&D […]

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We offer innovative ideas and implement them by excellent applied research in customised operational solutions for process industry. We consider ourselves as a dynamic partner for foresighted acting companies.

Solutions

Knowledge management through semantic modeling

Communication between autonomous systems requires a common language and uniform semantics. Furthermore, due to the increasing complexity of the entire […]

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 […]

Optimization of dedusting

Goals: Cost-effective inventory and assessment of existing plants with regard to dust emissions and the efficiency of dedusting Proposal and […]

Concepts for reducing friction and wear

Your goals: Optimization of components with regard to wear resistance Selection and evaluation of optimal materials and coatings Optimization of […]

Projects

SafeDewPoint – Acid dew point and corrosion sensors for dynamic waste heat recovery from steel mill flue gases

During combustion of steel mill gases acid dew point temperature varies strongly. SafeDewPoint aims to recover waste heat in hot […]

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 […]

SCI4climate – Scientific competence center for a climate-neutral and competitive basic industry in NRW

SCI4climate.NRW is a research project supported by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in connection with the IN4climate initiative to develop […]

iSLAG – Optimising slag recycling through on-line characterization devices and intelligent decision support systems

This project aims at improving slag valorization from electric steelmaking process route through improved slag conditioning and exploration of new […]

BioCOnversion – Bioconversion of CO/syngas into a plastic precursor

Initial situation Process gases from the steelworks are currently used thermally or are converted into electricity CO-containing process gases are […]