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BioRECAST - BIObased REsidues Conversion to Advanced fuels for sustainable STeel production

Duration:
42 months (2027)
Principal investigator(s):
Project type:
UE-funded research
Funding body:
COMMISSIONE EUROPEA (Commissione Europea)
Project identification number:
SEP-210892461
PoliTo role:
Coordinator

Abstract

Steel sector decarbonization is a key challenge for the EU Green deal targets. BioRECAST proposes a “New and improved steelmaking technique”, reusing EAF waste-heat for the on-site conversion of residual biomass into biocoal and sustainable bioenergy, to be used as alternative sustainable fuels for steelmaking process, increasing the sustainability of EAF process. BioRECAST addresses the Research objective Art.8 for steel: “New, sustainable and low-carbon steelmaking and finishing techniques”. The project also aims to the research objective “Decarbonisation and Modernisation of steel sector”, of the European Green Deal CommunicationThe project work plan includes: biocoal production tests in a 100 kg/h plant, biocoal industrial tests in EAFs; pyrogases combustion trials and design of new pyrogas burner to be used in EAFs, and the executive design based on two industrial case studies of a new integrated pyro-EAF steelmaking plant.

Structures

Partners

  • CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E LA DIMOSTRAZIONE SULLE ENERGIE RINNOVABILI RE-CORD
  • FERALPI
  • HTT
  • POLITECNICO DI MILANO
  • POLITECNICO DI TORINO - AMMINISTRAZIONE CENTRALE - Coordinator
  • RINA CONSULTING S.P.A.
  • SIDENOR
  • WIP - RENEWABLE ENERGIES
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Keywords

ERC sectors

PE8_6 - Energy processes engineering
PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment
PE8_9 - Production technology, process engineering

Sustainable Development Goals

Obiettivo 7. Assicurare a tutti l’accesso a sistemi di energia economici, affidabili, sostenibili e moderni|Obiettivo 9. Costruire un'infrastruttura resiliente e promuovere l'innovazione ed una industrializzazione equa, responsabile e sostenibile|Obiettivo 13. Promuovere azioni, a tutti i livelli, per combattere il cambiamento climatico*

Budget

Total cost: € 2,362,962.00
Total contribution: € 1,417,777.17
PoliTo total cost: € 350,750.00
PoliTo contribution: € 210,450.00