9th EOSC + 6th CLEAN TECH 2022 in Germany
9th EOSC + 6th CLEAN TECH will take place from 17–21 October 2022 in Aachen/DE. The 9th European Oxygen Steelmaking Conference (EOSC) series is organized in turn by one of the European Metallurgical Societies and Associations and is combined with the 6th Conference on Clean Technologies.
ABB and Tenova Receive Final Acceptance from Acciaieria Arvedi for Consteerrer®
Leading metals industry suppliers ABB/SE and Tenova/IT have now obtained final acceptance from their customer Acciaieria Arvedi/IT, after partnering to deliver an innovative technology package, enabling optimal charging, melting and electromagnetic stirring for the world’s highest-yielding EAF. The powerful solution combines a Tenova Consteel® EAF continuous scrap charging system with Consteerrer®, a model of the well-established ABB ArcSave® electromagnetic stirrer designed specifically continuous charging EAF systems. The record-breaking electric arc furnace has a 300-t tapping size and utilizes a charge mix which include Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI). It was installed to meet the demand for increased output following the recent revamp of the continuous endless strip production (Arvedi-ESP) casting and rolling mill line at the plant.
Summer School on ECO-Design of Refractories
ECO-design of refractories; E for Ecological, Economic, Eco-energetic will be organized from 28–30 June in Aachen/DE, under the aegis of the European Ceramic Society (ECerS) and the Refractory Research and Education (FIRE). This event, open to all: students, PhD students, researchers, young engineers and technicians, experts, etc. is planned both face-to-face and virtual. The courses will be given by 21 international experts, academics and industry (in equal proportion).
Plibrico Supports ELYSIS in Launch of World’s First Zero-Carbon Aluminum Smelter Technology
The Plibrico Company/US, a leading supplier of monolithic refractories and installation services, announced its refractories are being used by ELYSIS/CA to safeguard the operation of the world’s first carbon-free aluminum smelter. ELYSIS is a joint venture between Alcoa/US and Rio Tinto Group/GB that is financially supported by Apple/US as part of its Green Bonds program. ELYSIS smelting technology takes the novel approach of leveraging an inert anode that eliminates all Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, emitting instead only pure oxygen as its by-product.
ALAFAR 2022 Conference will be held from 7–12 November 2022, in Foz do Iguaçu/BR, home to one of the most beautiful and preserved waterfalls in the world. The ALAFAR Conferences have been successfully organized to cover the state-of-the-art of refractory technology and applications.The theme chosen for ALAFAR 2022 was “Refractories for a Sustainable Future,” addressing the big challenges that the refractory industry has to face today and the related environmental impacts.
Trimet: Sophisticated Alloys with a High Level of Recycled Material
Next to energy-efficient drive systems, lightweight construction materials are a key technology in the transport sector when it comes to reducing the environmental impact through increased resource efficiency. Various aspects of sustainability in mobility and the minimizing of CO2 emissions during the entire product life cycle are of particular interest in the automotive industry. An increasing focus in this respect is the outlay during production of components where up to 95 % of emissions can be saved through the use of recycled aluminium when compared to primary material use. Consequently, the demand in the industry for aluminium alloys with a high level of recycled material has increased sharply. High-strength wrought and cast secondary aluminium alloys can make an important contribution to climate targets. Trimet Aluminium SE/DE is involved in a number of research projects endeavoring to make materials of this kind with a positive life cycle assessment available.
In the International Year of Glass, the glass industry will celebrate a long-awaited reunion in Dusseldorf, Germany, from 20–23 September 2022. The sector had to wait four years to once again experience the wide range of exhibitors on the topics of glass production/manufacturing technology, glass processing and finishing, for numerous glass products and applications as well as a unique and extensive supporting programme from industry and science. On the basis of in-depth conversations with experts from all stages of the value chain, five global trend themes were identified. They are considered essential for the future development of the glass industry as well as for our society as a whole. These are:
Climate (emission reduction and renewable energies)
Urbanisation (future-proof architecture with glass)
Value (sustainable value chain)
Resources (efficient and sustainable use of resources)
Wellbeing (improved quality of life through glass).
On 15 November 2021, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre opened the new energy recovery plant at Elkem Salten in the northern part of Norway. The energy recovery plant is closely integrated with the silicon production process at Elkem Salten, utilizing the excess heat from the silicon furnaces to produce electrical power. The plant recovers 28 % of the electrical energy used at Elkem Salten, equal to the power consumption of about 15 000 Norwegian households.
The countdown is on – companies from all over the world can register for the four trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST. The leading international trade fairs with congress and high-calibre programme of side events for foundry technology, castings, metallurgy and thermo process technology will be held in Dusseldorf/DE from 12–16 June 2023.
For his master thesis Development of Steel, Ceramic and Refractory Composite Filamwents, M. Sc. Serhii Yaroshevskyi (TU Bergakademie Freiberg/DE) received in December 2021 the Theodor Haase Award.