Schematic illustration of the BFI participation in the initiative IN4climate and the scientific competence center SCI4climate

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 a climate-neutral and sustainable industry in the year 2050. The aim is to scientifically examine the technological, ecological, economic, institutional and (infra-)structural system challenges for NRW and the companies producing in NRW in the energy-intensive basic industry. The scientific work is carried out in close interaction with actors from industry and society and includes the development of studies as well as new conceptual approaches. In a transdisciplinary process with partners from industry and science, the knowledge of possible paths and their effects is to be extended to a climate-neutral industry.


TotOptLis – Through-process optimisation of liquid steelmaking

Initial situation: Process control in secondary metallurgy is based on static operating instructions and manual interventions, taking into account measurements […]

DeepQuality – Use of robust deep learning methods for the automatic quality assessment of steel products

Deep Learning aims to improve the automatic quality assessment of steel products by means of a holistic approach combining deep […]

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 […]

DissHEAT – Dissemination of the heating technology research results for emission minimization and process optimization towards todays fossil-free heating agenda

Background Over the past 30 years, the steel industry has reduced their emissions by over 25% and is aiming for […]