Program 2024


June 3

5:00 PM Early congress registration
6:00 PM Get together

June 4

10:00 AM Opening
11:00 AM Technical sessions

June 5

9:00 AM Technical sessions
6:00 PM Evening event

June 6

9:00 AM Technical sessions
2:15 PM Farewell

June 7

7:00 AM Plant visits

Preliminary program

Room 1

Opening sessions:

  • 10:00
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Krüger, Conference Chair
  • Silke Krebs, State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy in the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Dr. Henrik Adam, Chairman of Steel Institute VDEh, Vice President European Corporate Affairs, Tata Steel Ltd, The Netherlands

Keynote sessions:

  • 10:30 SALCOS® EAF - Centerpiece of a hydrogen-based transformation for a CO2-neutral steel industry
    Johannes Markus Höffgen, Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH
  • 11:00 The first step in thyssenkrupp's transformation - technology and boundary conditions
    Dr. Matthias Weinberg, Competence Center Metallurgy, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe
  • 11:30 Green steel strategy and circular economy activities inside Swiss Steel Group
    Bernhard A. Rischka, Senior Manager Corporate Technology, Swiss Steel Holding AG
  • 12:00 Lunch Break

Room 1

Auxiliary systems:

  • 13:00 Robots for the hot gunning repair of EAF, LF and RH
    Christian Wolf - Velco GmbH
  • 13:25 Safe Electric Melting: How robotics is transforming the EAF steel production
    Dr. Ion Rusu - POLYTEC spa
  • 13:50 Application of technology to improve safety at the EAF, by eliminating human operation – Zero man around
    Giovanni Londero - MORE
  • 14:15 Improvement of refractory maintenance and safety at the EAF with the help of 3D laser scanning and fully automated gunning robot system
    Rolf Lamm - Minteq International GmbH-Ferrotron Division
  • 14:40 Coffee Break
  • 15:10 SwingDoor, hybrid burner and real time off gas analysis – a full technological package to immediate reduce CO2 emissions in EAF operation
    Patrick Marterer - INTECO PTI
  • 15:35 Hydrogen-ready energy-efficient technologies for EAF steelmaking
    Hamzah Alshawarghi - Linde GmbH
  • 16:00 Development on advanced oxygen-fuel burner in Electric Arc Furnace
    Kyuntae Kim - HYUNDAI STEEL
  • 16:25 Decarbonization at nucor using Tallman supersonic carbon injection system
    Aaron Strelbisky - Tallman Technologies Inc.
  • 16:50 Developing new type of side-wall burner box of Electric Arc Furnace from waste cobalt based metal parts of reheating furnace
    Koray Gencoglan - Tosyali Holding
  • 17:15 Elevating EAF sustainability: Pneumatic injection drives efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions
    Leomar Marcon - Lhoist Germany

Room 2

EAF/LF metallurgy:

  • 13:00 Modeling the kinetic behavior of Nitrogen Pickup in an Electric Arc Furnace
    Siddharth Nachankar - IOB RWTH Aachen
  • 13:25 Controlling nitrogen in steel during CONARC steelmaking process
    Prakash Gupta - Tata Steel Limited
  • 13:50 Removal of tramp elements from molten steel by evaporation: role of temperature, pressure, C, and S
    Youn-Bae Kang - Pohang University of Science and Technology
  • 14:15 Development of high efficiency smelting of high quality steel in Ladle Furnace process
    Dr. Rensheng Chu - Shougang Group Co., LTD. Research Institute of Technology
  • 14:40 Coffee Break
  • 15:10 Tramp and residual element distribution in EAF – Trials in a 6 tonnes pilot furnace
    Dimitra Papamantellou - Tata Steel Netherlands
  • 15:35 CANCELLED - Analysis of saturated MgO foam slag and energy consumption of Electric Arc Furnace
    Bo Cui - University of Science and Technology Beijing, State Key Laboratory of Advanced Metallurgy
  • 16:00 Value in use of lime in EAF steelmaking process
    Jelena Brankov - Carmeuse Europe

Process modelling:

  • 16:25 Research on Hybrid Modeling of LF Refining Process
    Zicheng Xin - University of Science & Technology Beijing
  • 16:50 CFD modelling and validation of industry-scale Electric Arc Furnaces
    Chenn Zhou - Purdue University Northwest

Room 3

Process modelling:

  • 13:00 Complementary modelling approaches to assess and optimise the EAF process behaviour for C-lean operation
    Bernd Kleimt - VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH
  • 13:25 Keeping an EAF in top-shape: Prevent standstills, extend operational life and one day … even process optimization?
    Yves Van Ingelgem - Zensor
  • 13:50 Digital modeling at the forefront: A case study of ArcelorMittal Belval's production enhancement
    Alexander König - FESIOS GmbH
  • 14:15 Numerical modeling of energy efficient solutions for “flat bath” process in the EAF
    Dr. Sergii Timoshenko - Donetsk National Technical University
  • 14:40 Coffee Break
  • 15:10 Establishment and evaluation of dynamic model for Electric Arc Furnace steelmaking
    Dr. Zhaoping Chen - Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.
  • 15:35 Online temperature estimation in the electric arc furnace (EAF) on the industrial edge
    Goran Andonovski - University of Ljubljana, Faculty of electrical engineering
  • 16:00 Investigation of electromagnetic and gas stirring in EAF by numerical flow simulations
    Monika Zielinska - ABB Sp. z o. o./AGH University of Krakow
  • 16:25 Tornado flow inside Electric Arc Furnace driven by external magnetic field
    Mohamad Al Nasser - Montanuniversität Leoben
  • 16:50 Continuous development of prediction models for EAF and steelmaking for improved process control
    Dr. Piero Frittella - Feralpi Group

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Furnace technology:

  • 09:00 Allcharge: The SMS solution for the green steel of today
    Massimiliano Daita - SMS group SpA
  • 09:25 EAF quantum – Performance and next generation outlook
    Dr. Hans-Jörg Krassnig - Primetals Technologies Germany
  • 09:50 High quality low carbon flat grades based on EAF-LF-VD process route
    Bojan Vucinic - Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A
  • 10:15 Efficiency, flexibility and safety - The future of electric steelmaking needs to achieve all three key targets
    Hannes Beile - tripleS GmbH & CoKG
  • 10:40 Coffee Break
  • 11:10 Innovations in small Electric Arc Furnaces: Projects, designs, challenges, and performance insights
    Christian Redl - INTECO melting and casting technologies GmbH
  • 11:35 SAVEDRY® water leakage monitoring on electric arc furnaces in real-time
    Steven Reumschüssel - Saveway GmbH & Co. KG

DRI melting furnace:

  • 12:00 SAF and OSBF modelling - State of the art and open research questions
    Moritz Eickhoff - Department for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering of the RWTH Aachen University
  • 12:25 Lunch Break
  • 13:25 Melting and processing of DRI – EAF or smelter?
    Gerald Wimmer - Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH
  • 13:50 Tenova’s iBlue open slag bath furnace design – fundamental design decisions for a DRI melter
    Dr. Markus Dorndorf - LOI Thermprocess GmbH
  • 14:15 Post-Taphole Ladle Refining of CRISP+ Electric Smelting Furnace Hot Metal to Produce High Quality Green Metallics
    Rainer Hüsken - Hatch
  • 14:40 Coffee Break
  • 15:10 On the way to a sustainable DRI-Smelter – Lessons learned from ferroalloy production
    Marcus Sommerfeld - thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG
  • 15:35 Green transition of the direct reduction route
    Gerald Wimmer - Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH
  • 16:00 Electric smelting furnace technology benefits & readiness
    Kyle Chomyn - Hatch Ltd
  • 16:25 Refractory challenges and solutions for DRI-based EAF steelmaking
    Uxia Dieguez Salgado - RHI Magnesita GmbH

Room 2

Slag characteristics and treatment:

  • 09:00 Digital solutions for enhancing the decision-making for electric steelworks slag valorization
    Dr. Ismael Matino - Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
  • 09:25 The physical parameters of slags, their evaluation and their significance for the design and process of electric furnaces
    Dr. Roland König - Bluemetals GmbH
  • 09:50 Metallurgical treatment of EAF slag to improve the environmental properties
    Marek Kassenbrock - Georgsmarienhütte GmbH
  • 10:15 Development of high-efficiency smelting technology for slag recycling in Electric Arc Furnace with hot metal charging
    Yu-Lun Huang - China Steel Corporation
  • 10:40 Coffee Break

Avoiding fossil energy/ carbon:

  • 11:10 Effects of replacing fossil charge coal with bio-coal briquettes in electric arc furnace
    Joel Orre - Swerim AB
  • 11:35 From screening trail to use - Foaming coal replacement in the EAF process
    Michel Wurlitzer - ArcelorMittal Hamburg GmbH
  • 12:00 Use of alternative non-fossil carbon sources in electric steelworks: Results of flowsheet model-based simulations
    Dr. Valentina Colla - Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
  • 12:25 Lunch Break
  • 13:25 Chemical package solutions for carbon footprint reduction in EAF steelmaking
    Stefano Morsut - MORE
  • 13:50 An Experimental Setup and Investigation on Biochar Blends for Slag Foaming Applications
    Christopher DiGiovanni - CanmetMATERIALS, Natural Resources Canada
  • 14:15 Technical and material-based solutions for the reduction of CO2-eq. emissions in EAF steelmaking
    Dr. Dennis Fischer - D.A.R. Metall AG
  • 14:40 Coffee Break
  • 15:10 Transformation pathway to a green lime offer
    Tobias Dickmann - Lhoist Europe
  • 15:35 Biocarbon use in Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) steelmaking is now realistic – some techno-economic considerations are now considered to be solved
    Dr. Pasi Rönkkö - Carbon Balance Finland Oy

Room 3

Process control:

  • 09:00 Optimizing scrap mix and melt-down operation in the EAF – the MultiSensEAF project
    Dr. Thomas Echterhof - RWTH Aachen University, Department for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering
  • 09:25 Tenova's iEAF® solution, a key component in the EAF technological roadmap transformation towards the goal of green steel
    Armando Vazquez Arredondo - Tenova Goodfellow Inc.
  • 09:50 SmartFurnace Advanced EAF optimization control and tools by AMI
    Mariana Viale - AMI Automation
  • 10:15 Leveraging Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) for enhanced process control in Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) steelmaking
    Mehrdad Mirzaei - Luxmet Oy
  • 10:40 Coffee Break
  • 11:10 The effect of arc stability on EAF performance
    Paul Stafford - GrafTech International Inc.
  • 11:35 Temperature control in steelmaking reduces energy consumption and stabilizes the process
    Dr. Otmar Jannasch - Smart Steel Technologies
  • 12:00 Lunch Break

Merging technologies:

  • 13:25 How the sample preparation free LIBS-technology opens new possibilities for increasing efficiency in steel making and steel refining
    Martin Sprunk - Secopta Analytics GmbH
  • 13:50 Transformative insights: The impact of rapid slag analysis on carbon-neutral steel production
    Andreas Kunz - QuantoLux Innovation GmbH
  • 14:15 Towards sustainability: Exploring hydrogen arc utilization in Electric Arc Furnaces
    Prof. Abdellah Kharicha - Montanuniversität Leoben
  • 14:40 Coffee Break
  • 15:10 H2 plasma smelting of iron ore or DRI - an industrial perspective
    Harmen Oterdoom - Butter Bridge
  • 15:35 Fossil fuel substitution by Coolbrook’s RotoDynamic Heater technology
    Timo Paananen - Coolbrook
  • 16:00 Secondary electrothermal alloying and refining (SETAR) as a new method of out-of-furnace steel processing
    Dr. Oleksandr Kharchenko - Zaporizhzhia National University, Engineering Institute
  • 16:25 Reduction behavior of molten iron oxide using mill-scale and solid carbonaceous residues after pyrosis of waste polymer
    Sun-joong Kim - Chosun university

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Power supply solutions:

  • 09:00 Danieli Q-One technology for innovative power transfer to the arc furnace
    Antonello Mordeglia - Danieli Automation S.p.A.
  • 09:25 New multilevel converter system solutions for EAF power supplies
    Dr. Christof Sihler – GE Vernova Power Conversion
  • 09:50 Medium voltage power supply for Electric Arc Furnaces
    Daniel Dinkel - Primetals Germany
  • 10:15 Next generation power supply options for Electric Arc Furnaces and Electric Smelting Furnaces
    Yan Elksnis - Hatch Ltd.
  • 10:40 Coffee Break

Auxiliary systems:

  • 11:10 Slag Transport Systems (STS): A new solution to a Century old problem
    Riccardo Bianchi - Paling Transporter Ltd.
  • 11:35 Mobile fluxes injection system: Optimizing EAF processes for sustainable steel production trials
    Camille Douce - Lhoist
  • 12:00 High performance EAF off-gas treatment solutions for hybrid steel plants
    Thomas Steinparzer - Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH
  • 12:25 Lunch Break
  • 13:25 Fume treatment plant for a steelmaking facility overview
    Matteo Tomba - PERT SRL
  • 13:50 Zero impact for water resources for a steel industry complex
    Matteo Tomba - PERT SRL

Room 2

Process optimisation:

  • 09:00 Reduction of electrode unit consumption in ladle-refining furnace
    Yoshiyuki Mizutani - Godo Steel, Ltd.
  • 09:25 Case of energy-saving activities for ancillary equipment (at Godo-steel, Ltd.)
    Tetsuya Onodera - Godo Steel, Ltd.
  • 09:50

Overall process management:

  • 10:15 Energy management and scheduling of melt shops with multiple dynamic operation modes
    Marco Lauricella - ABB Corporate Research Center German
  • 10:40 Coffee Break
  • 11:10 Efficient heat scheduling combined with energy management in a hybrid steel plant
    Dr. Martin Schlautmann - PSI Metals GmbH
  • 11:35 Optimized EAF operation by Primetals’ heat cloning
    Manuel Sattler - Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH
  • 12:00 AI in electric steelmaking: Next generation raw material optimisation
    Ansgar Jüchter - ArcelorMittal Hamburg
  • 12:25 Lunch Break
  • 13:25 AI-Driven decision support system for scrap-based steelmaking in the Electric Arc Furnace
    Bernd Kleimt - VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH
  • 13:50 Impact of furnace retrofitting solutions in electric steelmaking on environmental evaluation
    Felix Kaiser - RWTH Aachen University - IOB

Room 3

Melting of DRI:

  • 09:00 Iron ore quality and its impact on Electric Smelting Furnace (ESF)-based steelmaking
    Dr. Ge Sa - Hatch Ltd.
  • 09:25 Revolutionizing steel production: Utilizing H2-reduced iron oxide pellets for sustainable, Low-CO2 emission steelmaking
    Dario Pauluzzi - Danieli & C Officine Meccaniche S.p.A
  • 09:50 H2-reduced DRI melting in a lab-scale EAF – Preliminary assessment of melting behaviour with optical emission spectroscopy and video recording
    Dr. Henri Pauna - University of Oulu, Finland
  • 10:15 Thermochemical understanding the melting behavior of HBI and phosphorus transfer in EAF conditions: In-situ observation and computational simulations
    Prof. Joohyun Park - Hanyang University
  • 10:40 Coffee Break

Process optimisation:

  • 11:10 Result for EAF operation when HBI up to 60% in bucket
    Jaemin Lee - HSC
  • 11:35 Optimization of the melting process of an electric arc furnace (EAF) by digital off gas measurement
    Hannes Beile - tripleS GmbH & CoKG
  • 12:00 Metallurgical benefits of inert gas stirring in Electric Arc Furnaces for several raw materials strategies on the way to green steelmaking
    Marcus Kirschen - RHI Magnesita
  • 12:25 Lunch Break