Minister Neubaur hands over funding decisions for thyssenkrupp and BFI cooperation project
On February 02, 2023 NRW Economics and Climate Protection Minister Mona Neubaur handed over funding decisions from the state totaling 6.2 million euros for a joint research project between thyssenkrupp and BFI during a visit with the Swedish ambassador to Duisburg. This will allow the realization of an innovative test plant to trial hydrogen-based, climate-neutral hot metal production.
Under the scientific leadership of the BFI, the project will demonstrate how sponge iron produced in direct reduction plants can be liquefied in an innovative melter and processed into pig iron or steel. Direct reduction plants can be operated with green hydrogen and, in combination with a melter, offer the potential for climate-neutral steel production.