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ReduHeatLoss Workshop

BFI and Steel Academy are holding a workshop on 24 September 2024 as part of the RFCS project ReduHeatLoss. The […]

Creating value from waste in the steel industry: BFI is part of the new EU project ZHyRon

The aim of the EU-funded ZHyRON project is to develop a new process for recycling by-products from steel production based […]

Kick-off for direct reduction pilot plant

Together with thyssenkrupp Steel and the plant manufacturer TS Elino, the BFI has started work on the construction of the […]

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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

FIDUS – Touchless check for internal and surface defects

Testing bars and wire under 15 mm diameter at high speed for internal defects was been difficult so far. Wire […]

1 MW pilot plant

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

Process models blast furnace frame

Your goals: Determination of the gap and position of the dead man Determination of filling level in the baking rack […]

DynAcid – Online concentration monitoring in pickling baths

Initial situation: The targeted adjustment of the optimum concentrations of free acid fractions and metals in industrial steel pickling baths […]

Projects

EfficientELO – Energy and resource efficient electro-galvanizing of steel strip

Situation: Large amounts of zinc top dross occur as low-grade residues in the hot-dip galvanizing lines High ohmic power losses […]

HyBeSt – Hybrid Heating in the steel industry

Initial situation Optimal use of renewable energy in industry poses major challenges to production flexibility Synchronizing fluctuating energy supply and […]

MeltCon – Melt temperature control in electric arc furnace

Initial situation: Electric Arc Furnace has high demand of electrical and chemical energy. Precise end point control essential for energy […]

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 […]

stackMonitor – Online Blast Furnace Stack Status Monitoring

Initial situation: The decreasing and fluctuating quality of raw materials and the aim to maximise PCI and decrease coke rates […]