o The public-private partnership promotes the development of technologies in order to help make the European process industry more sustainable and competitive.
RESLAG is a project funded by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 Programme (H2020) to convert steel mill slag, one of the main wastes generated by the steel industry, into useful and value-generating material through four eco-innovative valorisation strategies.
The project, which started in 2015 (and that will be completed in February 2019), features the participation of 19 partners from 8 different countries.
H2020 finances research, technological development, demonstration, and innovation initiatives and projects. It is also linked to the European public-private partnership (PPP) SPIRE- Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency. RESLAG is a project funded by H2020 under a call of the SPIRE PPP.
The sectors covered by SPIRE (cement, ceramics, chemicals, engineering, minerals, non-ferrous metals, steel, and water) represent more than 450,000 companies that provide work for up to 7 million people and produce a turnover of around 1.6 billion euros.
SPIRE’s main objective is to make the European process industry more sustainable and competitive through research and innovation. RESLAG pursues these same goals applied to the steel mill slag sector: It seeks solutions to this problem through innovative technologies that reduce waste generation and pollutant emissions, while increasing the potential of the steel industry.