With our abundance of wind, solar and hydro resources, Australia is well placed to capitalise on the global boom in green steel technology and create a sustainable steel manufacturing industry for the future.
This webinar is designed to bring members up-to-speed with the latest developments in green steel and explore opportunities emerging for the steel industry. Join us on 22 July at 4pm to hear from key players leading the charge including the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) and steel production technology specialists SMS Group.
Nicole Roocke, MRIWA’s CEO, will detail MRIWA’s Green Steel Challenge. This project will examine the iron ore mining to steel making pathway, with a view to enable Western Australia to preserve market share and maximise use of its hematite and magnetite iron ore resources, and emerging hydrogen potential, to create new markets and industries. Nicole will share:
• Why WA is interested in green steel
• What is the opportunity for WA beyond iron ore exports?
• What is being done to capture this emerging opportunity?
Cristiano Castagnola, Senior Vice President at Paul Wurth-SMS Group will then discuss sustainable steel production through technologies for decarbonisation. He will share the work SMS Group are doing to support customers moving towards green steel without losing competitiveness. This includes both a step-wise approach to profitably transform existing integrated steelmaking facilities towards low carbon steelmaking and an overall steel production transformation through the use of hydrogen and green power. Additional topics include:
• Low carbon integrated ironmaking: Blue Blast Furnace and Blue Direct reduction
• Low carbon steel making: CONPRO, SAF and EAF as efficient DRI smelters
• Hydrogen efficient generation and use in steelmaking
Nicole Roocke, CEO, Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia
Cristiano Castagnola, Senior Vice President, Paul Wurth-SMS Group