Ended | Workshop: Hydrogen in metal production

hydrogen workshop

This hydrogen workshop was dedicated to hydrogen in metal production. Hydrogen will play a key role in the production of metal without the use of fossil carbon and thus contribute to a significant cut in the world’s CO2 emissions. Invited speakers presented status and important challenges – four projects working on solutions, KPN Reduced CO2HARAREHAlMan, and PreMa Project,  organised the workshop and presented some of their key results. 

The highlights of the day
  • In Sweden, LKAB Minerals already uses hydrogen on a pilot scale for iron production and Volvo has made a care using fossil-free steel.
  • Eramet Titanium and Iron presented plans for their partly nova funded pilot plant for use of hydrogen in titaniumdioxide production in Tyssedal, Norway, which will considerably reduce their CO2 emission. This is a result of a range of several research project over many years.  Results from earlier PhD and latest results from SINTEF’s work in KPN Reduced CO2 was presented. 
  • At SINTEF, the HyPla project has managed to produce a small amount of manganese metal with hydrogen plasma.
  • Elkem and Eramet presented their hydrogen strategies.
  • Harare was presented by a Phd student from RWTH Aachen who presented “Technique and safety in hydrogen injection into melts and comparison with solid reaction”.
  • During the day we heard about efforts and results in reduction and pre-reduction of several metals, including iron, manganese, aluminium, chromium as well as silicon and TiO2, for making steel, ferroalloys, other alloys and how to extract valuables from slag (copper slag and red mud).
  • Prof. Jafar Safarian from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) gave his presentation to participants representing the HAlMan project. 
  • One of the leading international experts within ferroalloys, Nick Barcza, ended the workshop with an overview about some possibilities.

The HAlMan project has actively disseminated information about its ambitious goals that the consortium plans to achieve. Prof. Jafar Safarian from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) gave his presentation to participants of the #Hydrogen workshop on 15.02.2023.

Hydrogen Workshop
About the workshop

The hydrogen workshop was organised by SINTEF and NTNU and held in Trondheim the 15th of February gathered representatives of industry and academia from 18 countries. The total number of participants was 142 of which 111 were participating online and 31 in-person. 52% was from industry, 44% from research and 4% registered as “other”.

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