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.


H2BF – CO2-Mitigation through Injection of H2 into the Blast Furnace – Project Phase 1

This project is funded from the State of NRW and aims to technically investigate a new, modified blast furnace process. […]

H2-Ziegel – Energy efficiency and lowering of emissions – usage of hydrogen in brick industry

Background The German government aims to reduce the GHG emissions in Germany by at least 55% by 2030 and to […]

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 […]

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 […]