International Workshop on Sustainable Metallurgy of Green Steel - GreenSteel2022 (online)

Registration deadline: 5th September

  • Start: Sep 12, 2022
  • End: Sep 13, 2022
  • Location: Online (Zoom)
  • Host: Dr. Yan Ma, Dr. Isnaldi R. Souza Filho
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International Workshop on Sustainable Metallurgy of Green Steel (GreenSteel2022)
Steel is of enduring importance in our society. It has enabled technological progress sustaining human civilization over millennia through structural and functional applications, even under the harshest environmental conditions. However, its production requires huge energy input and emits gigantic amounts of greenhouse gases, qualifying it as the main driver of global warming. To tackle the urgent decarbonization challenges in the steel industry, innovative and disruptive technologies must be invented and matured, based on solid understanding of the underlying principles. GreenSteel2022 presents the latest results from basic research, innovative ideas, and disruptive technologies to support the sustainable production of green steel, highlighting the nexus among physical metallurgy, process metallurgy, and the coming hydrogen age. The focus is placed on the basic physical and chemical foundations for improving the sustainability of steel in several areas, including the CO2-lean primary production, low-energy metallurgical synthesis and recycling, and applications of iron and steel for green energy generation and transportation. We cordially welcome you to participate in the workshop and discussion! Please register your participation on our GreenSteel2022 webpage. The registration deadline is the 5th of September.

GreenSteel2022 registration webpage

Program (Düsseldorf time)

12 th   September 2022 (Monday)
10:00 - 10:10 (CET) Introduction & housekeeping
10:10 - 10:50 Open questions and research directions in green steel making
Prof. Dierk Raabe, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Germany
10:50 - 11:30 Hydrogen-based steel production routes - A comparison of the technological principles
Prof. Johannes Schenk, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
11:30 - 12:10 H 2 -based and biomass-based ironmaking : Inputs from modelling
Prof. Fabrice Patisson, Institut Jean Lamour, Labex Damas, Université de Lorraine, France
12:10 : 13:10 Lunch break
13:10 - 13:50 Microstructure evolution during hydrogen-based direct reduction of iron oxides
Dr.-Ing. Yan Ma, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Germany
13:50 - 14:30 Chemo-mechanical phase-field modeling of iron oxide reduction with hydrogen
Dr. rer. nat. Yang Bai, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Germany
14:30 - 15:10 Understanding the hydrogen reduction of iron oxides at atomistic scale
Prof. Kejiang Li, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China


13 th  September 2022 (Tuesday)
10:00 - 10:40 (CET) By-products and Co-products for improved recycling
Prof. Brian Monaghan, University of Wollongong, Australia
10:40 - 11:20 On-going research activities at the University of Oulu for fossil-free steelmaking
Prof. Timo Fabritius, University of Oulu, Finland
11:20 - 12:00 Making sustainable steel through hydrogen plasma reduction of iron ores
Dr. Isnaldi R. Souza Filho, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Germany
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 13:40 Iron powder as a dense carrier for future green energy
Prof. Philip de Goey, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
13:40 - 14:20 Microstructural evolution of iron powder during combustion and hydrogen-based direct reduction
Dr.-Ing. Laurine Choisez, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Germany
14:20 - 15:00 Discussion & Wrap-up

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Chairmen of GreenSteel2022

Dr.-Ing. Yan Ma and Dr. Isnaldi R. Souza Filho

Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung

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