Development of new methodologies for industrial CO2-free steel production by electrowinning

SIDERWIN seeks to develop an innovative electrochemical process to transform iron oxide into steel metal plates. This process, based on the ULCOWIN technology developed in 2004, produces steel by electrolysis without direct CO2 emissions. It is a disruptive innovation that represents a major step change in the way steel is currently produced.

Quantis will lead the project’s techno-economic and environmental assessments, using tools such as Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing, the results of which will be used to guide the design and development of the investigated electrochemical process towards more sustainable solutions. Quantis will also contribute to communication and dissemination efforts by developing visual tools to communicate about the environmental results to the larger public in an accessible way.

Timeline: 2017–2022 (60 months)

Coordinator: ArcelorMittal

Topic: H2020-IND-CE-2016-17 New electrochemical solutions for industrial processing

Key industrial partners: ArcelorMittal, EDF, Aluminium of Greece