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Reference Number InnUK/102170/01
Status Completed
Energy Categories Not Energy Related 50%;
Energy Efficiency(Industry) 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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Tata Steel UK Limited
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 June 2015
End Date 31 May 2017
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £280,127
Industrial Sectors
Region London
Programme Competition Call: 1312_CRD_HVM_MSWC - Manufacturing Sustainability (with China). Activity UK China partnerships in sustainable manufacturing
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Tata Steel UK Limited (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , University of Warwick (0.000%)
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The steel industry produces large volumes of waste slag with huge thermal-chemical heat (up to 1650 C) and considerable amount of metals (Fe, Mn etc) in oxide forms. This UK-China partnership for energy and materials recovery in steelmaking will develop a novel integrated process that exploits the value contained in the waste slag, that is, the thermal energy in the slag is utilised to produce syngas fuel and the valuable metal elements are recovered by controlled transformation of target metal oxides. The hydrogen-rich gas will be mainly used internally within steel plants as a recovered fuel which can reduce the CO2 emission by 0.60% (11.0 kg CO2 per tonne steel). The recovered metal oxides will be used internally as raw material partially replacing iron ore. The success of this project will generate considerable benefits to the UK steel industry via cost saving of energy and materials and IPR earnings, and reduce Carbon footprint. It will be a step forward for clean/green/sustainable steel industry. The project partnership consists of Tata Steel UK Limited, WMG (University of Warwick), Shougang Group (China) and USTB (University of Science and Technology, Beijing).

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