JWK van Boggelen
Operations & Technology Manager
Tata Steel

Abstract:

Hlsarna Project: the latest update on Tata Steel Europe’s breakthrough emissions reduction technology,

Abstract: HIsarna is a new and breakthrough process for the production of liquid hot metal from iron ore. It will reduce CO2 emissions by at least 20% compared to the blast furnace route. The process is also ideally suited for combination with carbon capture technology, which will result in a CO2 reduction of 80% over the whole steel production route. In order to prove and develop the technology a pilot plant was built in 2010 at the Tata Steel site in Ijmuiden, The Netherlands. The plant underwent a major upgrade in 2016/2017 in order to improve process stability and equipment reliability, and also to increase self-sufficiency in raw materials handling, drying, grinding and screening. From the plant restart in August 2017, the objective was to achieve process stability combined with a high level of equipment reliability and availability. In addition the process is further developed in order to close the loop on zinc to increase circularity in the steel industry.

Biography:

Operations and technology manager of the HIsarna pilot plant at Tata Steel in IJmuiden. Graduated from Delft University of Technology with an MSc in Materials Science. Joined Corus R&D at their facilities in Teesside, UK, in 2002, mainly working on converter steelmaking and ladle metallurgy. Started to get involved with HIsarna development in 2010, just before the first start-up of the pilot plant. Joined the HIsarna project full-time in 2014.

Biography:

Operations and technology manager of the HIsarna pilot plant at Tata Steel in IJmuiden. Graduated from Delft University of Technology with an MSc in Materials Science. Joined Corus R&D at their facilities in Teesside, UK, in 2002, mainly working on converter steelmaking and ladle metallurgy. Started to get involved with HIsarna development in 2010, just before the first start-up of the pilot plant. Joined the HIsarna project full-time in 2014.