Projects from topic Co2 reduction and energy efficiency

ReInvent – Reduction of greenhouse gases through process innovations in the basic materials industry

Background Target according to the German government’s climate protection plan: Germany to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality by 2045 Industry generates […]

VEIK – Improvement of heat treatment and heating in industrial furnaces by new innovative ceramic hot gas fans

Background Usage of metallic fans in thermoprocessing plants is limited to approx. 600…800°C. Two types of furnaces are necessary for […]

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 […]

AeroRef – Reduction of energy demand in heating furnaces by new combination of aerogel and refractory

Initial situation Despite continuous improvements in thermal insulation in industrial furnaces, heat losses through the furnace walls are unavoidable Reduction […]

TransHyDE-Sys – System Analysis on Transport Solutions for Green Hydrogen

Background In the future, hydrogen will be an important building block for achieving the climate targets in Europe A hydrogen […]

InnoGuss – Development of innovative transformation paths for the decarbonization of the foundry industry in NRW

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 […]

H2-DisTherPro – Avoidance of CO2 emissions in the steel industry by utilzing of hydrogen in batch-type thermoprocess plants on the example of batch annealing

Initial situation The demand for natural gas in German iron and steel production is around 20.8 TWh. This corresponds to […]

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 […]

InTEGrated – Development of innovative TEG systems

Background A huge amount of waste heat occurs during steel making processes which is given unused to the environment. Using […]

H2Stahl – Hydrogen technologies for a successive decarbonisation of the steel industry

The objective of the project H2Stahl coordinated by BFI is a far-reaching conversion of the steel industry to hydrogen technologies. […]

InnoKon – Innovative non-stick surface to increase the service life of oxygen lances on the converter

In the converter process, pig iron is converted into crude steel with the addition of oxygen. This is done using […]

Green Steel for Europe

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

Me²H2-Methane pyrolysis

State of the Art Hydrogen has a steadily growing importance as an industrial feedstock in many industrial processes, as a […]

ReflexRolle – Development of a reflecting, anti-adhesive Coating for furnace rollers

Within the planned research project a reflective and anti-adhesive coating will be developed for water-cooled furnace rolls in strip galvanizing […]

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. […]

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 […]