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LowCarbonFuture workshop-METEC and ESTAD Congress-Düsseldorf, Germany 2019

27/06/2019 @ 13:00 - 15:00 UTC+2
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Low Carbon Future Workshop-
Requirements for realization of
Low-Carbon steelmaking in Europe”

METEC and 4th ESTAD 2019:
LowCarbonFuture workshop
27 June, 13:00 – 15:00

Congress Centre
Stockumer Kirchstraße 61
Düsseldorf (Germany)

In the frame of the 4th ESTAD conference the workshop “Requirements for realization of Low-Carbon steelmaking in Europe” dedicated to the LowCarbonFuture project was held on the 27th of June 2019 in Düsseldorf. The workshop included an overview on the scope of the project comprising the main CO2 mitigation pathways by the project coordinator BFI.  Based on the topics, previously presented at the ESTAD conference, an open discussion has been initiated between the audience and high-level representatives of the steel industry at the podium. More than 120 attendees of the conference joined the workshop and contributed to an informative and lively debate.

Scope of the discussion were the different CO2 mitigation strategies of the steel producers and the related challenges and requirements. The present steel producers approach different technological routes depending on the infrastructural and regulatory framework conditions of their industrial locations. Among them, there was a high level of consensus on the urgent needs for infrastructure, including affordable renewable electric energy and hydrogen, political decision-making, a globally & sectoral collaborative approach and social acceptance. In conclusion, a broad range of technologies need to be developed in parallel, as the share of production routes and the external conditions in 2050 are still open. Consequently, various R&D activities are strongly required for the transformation process towards a Low-Carbon Economy.

Coordinator of the Project:
Gerald Stubbe, VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH, Germany

Moderator of the Podium Discussion:
Prof. Dr. Ralph Sievering, Consultant, Germany


  • Dr. Reinhold Achatz, Thyssenkrupp AG, Germany
  • Johann Prammer, Voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Austria
  • Carl de Maré, ArcelorMittal Belgium NV, Belgium
  • Dr. Volker Hille, Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH, Germany
  • Koen Meijer, Tata Steel Europe, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Matthias Weinberg, Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, Germany


The LowCarbonFuture Workshop programme is now available: click here to download

More information about METEC and 4th ESTAD 2019 Conference: www.metec-estad2019.com


A short summary of the Workshop is now available in the Download section (registration is necessary)

A summary of Stakeholder Survey Questionnarie is now available in the Download section (registration is necessary)

Date: 27/06/2019
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Event CategoryWorkshop
Venue Name: Congress Centre
Address: Stockumer Kirchstraße 61
Düsseldorf, 40474 Germany

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Organizer Name: LowCarbonFuture