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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

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 […]

1 MW pilot plant

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

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 […]

On-line measurement of acid and metal salt concentration in pickling baths

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

Projects

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 […]

MinSiDeg

s-X-AIPI – self-X Artificial Intelligence for European Process Industry digital transformation

The overall objective of s-X-AIPI is to research, develop and experiment an innovative toolset of custom trustworthy self-X AI technologies […]

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 […]

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 […]