The atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide has increased to unprecedented levels over the past 800,000 years
Steel production accounts for 4% of Europe's (27) CO2 emissions. A breakthrough is needed to reduce it: electrification of steel production is a good candidate to achieve a radical reduction of CO2 emissions.
SIDERWIN develops a revolutionary innovation for a CO2-free steel production process, with a significant reduction in energy use by electrochemically decomposing iron oxide into metallic iron and gaseous oxygen.
- This electrolytic process, flexible enough to be powered by renewable energies, will transform iron oxides, including those found in the by-products of other metallurgies, into steel plate with a significant reduction in energy use.
- This process decomposes under mild conditions, but at intense reaction rates, natural iron oxides, such as haematite, are turned into metallic iron and gaseous oxygen.