The meeting will take place in Renotech facilities, one of the 19 project partners
March, 29th and 30th 2017 in Turku, Finland. These are the dates and the place of the RESLAG third follow-up meeting. As in the previous meeting in Durango (Basque Country, Spain), each partner will present the status of their research and they will explain their next steps.The appointment will take place in Renotech facilities, one of the 19 project partners.
RESLAG, with its 19 partners from eight different countries (Spain, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Finland and Morocco), relies on financing from the European Union (8.7 million euros) granted through the WASTE call framed within the Horizon 2020 Programme.
The project, led by the Energy Cooperative Research Centre (CIC ENERGIGUNE) located in Vitoria, Spain, follows four main research lines:
- Slag as feedstock to extract of high added value metals.
- Slag as heat storage material for waste heat recovery in industrial processes.
- Slag as thermal energy storage material for Concentrated Solar Power applications (CSP).
- Slag used as feedstock to create new processes for the production of refractory materials and ceramics.
The RESLAG project aspires to meet the needs encountered in every stage of the process necessary to work towards achieving the goals mentioned above. To do so, it proposes a cross-cutting focus that includes everything from the most basic research on materials and design to the experimental demonstration of the innovative concepts proposed. To this end, in the final stage of the project, all of the technologies will be tested as industrial pilot projects supervised by top-level end users.
The European steel industry generates approximately 20 million tons of slag each year. About 25% are not recycled and end up being landfilled or stored at the steel works. This activity creates a major damage to the surrounding environment. RESLAG intends to find solutions to this problem, using innovative technologies. The objective is to find new technologies to reuse the slag, and then to seek markets interested in acquiring those technologies, which would thereby give real meaning to the concept of the “closed circle economy” within the steel industry.