Workshop – Requirements for realization of Low-Carbon steelmaking in Europe

June 27, 13:00 - 15:00

This workshop is dedicated to the current RFCS “LowCarbonFuture” project (“Exploitation of projects for Low-Carbon future steel industry”), which is coordinated by VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut (BFI). The project “LowCarbonFuture” has the objective to collect, summarize and evaluate research projects and knowledge dealing with CO2 mitigation in iron and steelmaking. “LowCarbonFuture” will generate a roadmap stating research needs, requirements and boundary conditions for a new CO2 lean steel production to guide the EU steel industry towards the world’s climate contract and the EU climate goals (more information:

The workshop will give an overview on the scope of the “LowCarbonFuture” project, comprising the main CO2 mitigation pathways “Carbon direct avoidance” and “Smart carbon usage”. Based on the topics and pathways, previously presented at the ESTAD conference, an open discussion will take place between the audience and representatives of the steel industry involved in the main CO2 mitigation pathways. Scope of the discussion will be the future implementation of new CO2 mitigation technologies within the steel industry including the following main aspects:

  • Technological, administrative and financial challenges

  • Demands on infrastructure & cross sectorial co-operations

  • R&D activities needed


The results from the open discussion shall be evaluated afterwards within the “LowCarbonFuture” project, aided by questionnaires distributed to the audience during the workshop.

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