Adam Rauwerdink

Senior Vice President, Business Development at Boston Metal

Abstract: Molten Oxide Electrolysis - a scalable and viable path towards emissions-free steel

Boston Metal is commercializing a modular molten oxide electrolysis (MOE) platform that uses renewable electricity and works with all iron ore grades to provide more value across the steel supply chain. Much attention has been paid to the use of green hydrogen in steel decarbonization efforts. However green hydrogen comes with key limitations that don't lend its scalability across the steel value chain. One major challenge is that hydrogen DRI projects require premium iron ore grades, which currently represent a small fraction of global iron ore supply.

Boston Metal senior vice president, Adam Rauwerdink will discuss the various paths being explored to decarbonize the hard-to-abate steel sector, and explain why direct electrification is a more scalable and cost-efficient approach for steel producers to reach net zero scope 1 and 2 emissions.


Adam Rauwerdink leads the business development and market research team at Boston Metal. He has experience in development and finance in the energy industry.

He was previously vice president of business development at SustainX, a vanadium flow battery company, and director of sales and engineering at Vionx, an energy storage company.

Adam has a B.S. in engineering from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in engineering and innovation from Dartmouth.