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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 […]

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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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

Optimization of block casting

Your goals: Cost-effective evaluation of possible process changes Improve product quality Avoiding rejects Our portfolio: Design / optimization of pouring […]

Chemical-free deposition of magnetic particles from liquid process media

Initial situation: In the iron, steel and metal processing industry, the input of metallic particles (for example, scale) into various […]

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 […]

New measuring instrument for the determination of the combustion technology properties of process, mixed and natural gases

Your goals: Efficient combustion of process, mixed and natural gases even in the case of changes in the fuel gas […]

Projects

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Green Steel for Europe

Initial situation: The European Union set concrete targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in terms of its 2030 […]

OptProKomp

OptProKomp – Optimized process chain for the generation of demand-oriented material properties for extremely loaded machine and plant components Situation: […]