CO2-neutral steel production with hydrogen, secondary carbon carriers and electricity OR innovative steel applications for low CO2 emissions (Research Innovation Action) HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-46


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HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-46: CO2-neutral steel production with hydrogen, secondary carbon carriers and electricity OR innovative steel applications for low CO2 emissions (Research Innovation Action) – Portfolio topic covering two independent technology areas, with an overall available budget of 20 M€.

Enhance CO2-neutral steel production with hydrogen, secondary carbon carriers and electricity

Expected Outcomes:

  • Introduce the use of secondary carbon sources in the steelmaking process.
  • Combine the reduction of fossil carbon-related emissions with improvements in the materials and energy flows.
  • Adapt to the use of low-CO2 hydrogen for heating in rolling, shaping, and heat treatment, considering also a coupling between hydrogen and/or electrical heating and fuel-flexibility concepts.
  • Valorisation of non-conventional ores, e.g., in (photo)electrolysis processes.
  • Substitution of fossil sources as carburiser and slag foaming agent in electric arc furnaces (EAF).
  • Pre-reduction or reduction smelting with hydrogen and/or electricity for residues.
  • Identify and analyse the amount of European existing technologies that could be efficiently retrofitted to CO2 neutral solutions (e.g. H2 DRI).

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Contribute to innovative steel applications for low CO2 emissions

Expected Outcomes:

  • New or modified alloying concepts, downstream processing and manufacturing processes for new clean steel grades.
  • Manufacture steels with improved life cycle contributions to CO2 emissions reduction.
  • Clean steel grades with improved in-use properties.
  • Innovative simulation methods and tools to accelerate development of clean steel grades.
  • Advanced grades of steel for use in efficient high temperature processes.
  • Advanced grades of steel for use in the railway's systems of high-speed trains.
  • High-performance structural steels not containing critical strategic elements and/or characterized by increased tolerance to the content of contaminants in the scrap.
  • Steel grades with increased use of low-quality input materials.

Call Opening Date: 19 September 2023

Application Deadline: 7 February 2024

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Organisation: 
Horizon Europe
Call Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
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