Tenova and Salzgitter AG sign an MoU for SALCOS project

16 April 2019

A concrete step towards future-oriented, climate-friendly technology for steel production: Tenova and Salzgitter AG – among the leaders in innovative and sustainable steel and technology products – declared officially a mutual cooperation for the realization of SALCOS (SAlzgitter Low CO2 Steelmaking) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), in the context of Hannover Messe 2019.

SALCOS is a revolutionary concept for a significantly CO2-reduced steel production, commonly developed by the two companies. The aim is to undergo a stepwise transformation process of the integrated steelmaking route, moving from carbon-intensive steel production based on Blast-Furnaces towards a Direct Reduction and Electric Arc Furnace route, including the flexible incremental utilization of hydrogen. This concept is capable of reducing CO2 emissions up to 95% with respect to the entire steel production route.

The cooperation aims at jointly applying for public funding of the SALCOS project.

Tenova will provide the ENERGIRON-ZR-direct reduction technology, the innovative HYL Direct Reduction Technology with integrated CO2 absorption system, jointly developed by Tenova and Danieli.