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Secondary metallurgy: chemical composition is key

02.02.2024

The strict requirements for modern steels make it necessary for molten crude steel to undergo subsequent treatment. This applies to both the blast furnace-to-converter and electric arc furnace methods. In the steel life cycle, the secondary metallurgy stage takes place between the converter or electric arc furnace and the casting system.
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Transforming industry is inevitable

15.01.2024

Climate change is now affecting our daily life. Most recently, political measures have been initiated to slow advancing temperature increases. One of the results of this political activity is the Paris Agreement, which stipulates climate goals for the first time. The aim is to achieve these goals through green industry transformation, among other measures.
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Entering the future with green steel

07.11.2023

Green steel is currently the most popular concept in the steel industry’s push to go net zero. The industry’s objective is to make its product, which has been the backbone of industrial production for decades, green in future, gradually reducing its CO₂ emissions to zero in the process.
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Circular economy: alive and well at Feralpi Stahl

07.11.2023

In the German town of Riesa, the home of steel company Feralpi Stahl today, around 24 million tonnes of scrap have been turned into steel for productive use since the business was founded in 1992. The steel produced by Feralpi is made from almost 99% recycled material.
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Premiere in Spain: How hydrogen can decarbonize aluminum production

12.07.2023

On June 15, the ecoMetals Awards were presented for the first time as part of the Düsseldorf trade fair quartet GIFA, METEC; NEWCAST and THERMPROCESS. In keeping with the ecoMetals spirit, the awards, presented in three categories, honor selected industrial companies for their commitment to decarbonization. The winner in the ecoEnergy category was Norsk Hydro ASA (Hydro) from Norway.
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Shortage of skilled workers in the metal sector: companies struggle with problems recruiting young talent

29.06.2023

The metal sector is facing an alarming shortage of skilled workers. Demographic change and a lack of young talent have led to a worrying gap between supply and demand. But there are solutions.
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Green, Lean, Digital: Sustainability Meets Productivity

04.04.2023

Aluminum plays a key role in the global quest for sustainability: Fully recyclable packaging, components for electric and fuel cell vehicles or electrical storage systems – many key technologies of the energy transition rely on this versatile metal. Without aluminum, there would be no climate protection, one might say.
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The European Hydrogen Bank and the process industry

24.03.2023

800 million € – with this amount of money the European Commission wants to boost the ramp-up of the hydrogen economy. As Vice-President of the EU-Commission and Climate Commissioner Frans Timmermans announced on March 16th, the money will be used for the initial establishment of a European Hydrogen Bank.
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Using and storing solar energy

10.03.2023

Energy crisis, skyrocketing electricity prices and the desire to make a personal contribution to the energy transition: More and more people want to use free and almost inexhaustible solar energy for their own needs.
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Fire and flame for research

24.02.2023

Investments in research and development go hand in hand with competitiveness: The two megatrends of decarbonization and digitalization in particular are fuelling the development of new products and projects.
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