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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.



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