"We foster hydrogen as an alternative energy source in the steel production process"
Hydrogen is fostered as an alternative energy source in the steel production process
It is estimated that a large percentage of total CO2 emissions to the atmosphere come from the iron and steel sectors. Decarbonisation in the steel sector represents a major challenge: it is necessary to invest in innovative technologies and commit to a technological transformation to achieve zero emissions by 2050.
The H-Acero initiative was created to contribute to the decarbonisation of the steel sector
To fulfil the objectives, we have four areas of action: one focusing on the development of advanced equipment; another targeting consumables, such as refractory; a third related to the fuel source itself (H2); and finally, an area related to the production process in order to be able to apply hydrogen in the iron and steel industry. In the final phase, small-scale prototype demonstrators will be built to validate the different designs developed throughout the project.
Hydrogen in the iron and steel industry
The consortium seeks to acquire the necessary technological know-how to be able to use hydrogen in the iron and steel industry. The entire iron and steel value chain needs to be able to respond to today's environmental needs. TECNALIA, a member of the Basque BRTAalliance, provides its multi-technological knowledge and experience, along with eleven other leading companies and organisations in the sector: Sarralle, Nippon Gases, Refractarios Kelsen, Refractory Solutions Insertec, Arcelormittal, Sidenor, Nervacero, Acería de Álava, Tubos Reunidos, Ceit and Siderex (Steel Cluster Association).