ULCOS - Ultra-Low CO2 steelmaking
funding type European Comission
programme FP6-NMP
acronym/
reference
ULCOS
alternative reference 515960
research group(s) 3 - carbon materials, composites and functional coatings;
department Materials and Ceramic Engineering (DEMaC)
execution dates 2004-09-01 - 2009-08-31 ( 60 Months )
project extension date 2010-08-31 ( 12 Extra months )
abstract/
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This proposal to the 6FP is part of ULCOS, an initiative launched by the major players in the European Steel Industry and itsmain partners in other industries and academia (47 partners, 15 European countries). A related proposal, also part of theULCOS in itiative, was presented to the RFCS program as proposal RFCS-PR-03113. ULCOS is a major RTD program, which plans to find innovative and breakthrough solutions to decrease the CO2 emissions of the Steel industry. The context is the post-Kyoto era. The target is an expected reduction of specific CO2 emissions of 50% as compared to a modern Blast Furnace. Within 5 years, the project will deliver a concept process route, basedon iron ore, with a verification of its feasibility in terms of technology, eco nomic projections and social acceptability. It would be unrealistic today to choose among the candidate technologies that show potential for achieving this target, be-cause they are still tentative and the successful one will have to be selected on te chnical and non-technical criteria (futureenergy market, internalization of C2 mitigation costs in market prices, societal acceptance). The project hence starts by ex-amining a panel of technologies, which have passed a first prescreening but need to be investigated more closely. This ap-proach is believed to be the most efficient in terms of resources and lead-time necessary to develop the new technology. Examined in the first stage of the proposed stage-gate approach, are: (1) new carbon-based sme lting-reduction concepts,making use of the shaft furnace but also (2) of new less common reactors; (3) natural-gas based pre-reduction reactors be-yond state-of-the art technology; (4) hydrogen-based reduction using hydrogen from CO2-lean technologies; (5) direct pro-duction of steel by electrolysis, and (6) the use of biomass, which circulates carbon rapidly in the atmosphere. CO2 captureand storage (7) will be included in the design
coordinator
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Jorge Ribeiro Frade
ciceco status Partner
proponent institution ARCELORMITTAL MAIZIERES RESEARCH AS<br />France
partner institution(s) CORUS TECHNOLOGY B.V.; Netherlands; CORUS UK LIMITED; United Kingdom; AG DER DILLINGER HUTTENWERKE; Germany; LUOSSAVAARA-KIIRUNAVAARA AB; Sweden; ILVA S.P.A; Italy; SAARSTAHL AG; Germany; THYSSENKRUPP STAHL AG; Germany; VOESTALPINE AG; Austria; L'AIR LIQUIDE SA; France; DANIELI CORUS TECHNICAL SERVICES BV; Netherlands; ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE; France; MAN FERROSTAAL AG; Germany; KUTTNER GMBH & CO. KG; Germany; LHOIST RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT SA; Belgium; PAUL WURTH SA; Luxembourg; RAUTARUUKKI OYJ; Finland; SSAB TUNNPLAT AB; Sweden; STATOIL ASA; Norway; VOEST-ALPINE INDUSTRIEANLAGENBAU GMBH & CO; Austria; ALPHEA POLE DE COMPETENCE SUR L'HYDROGENE'; France; ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS; France; BETRIEBSFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT, VDEH-INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE FORSCHUNG GMBH; Germany; BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES; France; CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT; France; CENTRE DE RECHERCHES METALLURGIQUES; Belgium; CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI S.P.A.; Italy; ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS; Netherlands; GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF DENMARK AND GREENLAND; Denmark; CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS; Spain; JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE; Belgium; MEFOS - METALLURGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AB; Sweden; SINTEF - STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL OG TEKNISK FORSKNING VED NORGES TEKNISKE HOEGSKOLE; Norway; SINTEF PETROLEUMSFORSKNING AS; Norway; FUNDACION LABEIN; Spain; BTG BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV; Netherlands; EUROPLASMA SA; France; GVS S.P.A.; Italy; METALYSIS LTD; United Kingdom; UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO; Portugal; CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE; France; UNIVERSITAT KASSEL; Germany; MONTANUNIVERSITAT LEOBEN; Austria; INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE LORRAINE; France; LULEA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY; Sweden; NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; Norway; SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA; Italy;
industrial partner(s) yes
international partner(s) yes
total budget 35.280.915€
ciceco budget 316.407€
project code 3.50.96
link http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/74430_en.html
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