Linz: During a guided tour at the voestalpine site you had the opportunity to experience the hydrogen pilot plant H2Future, one of the largest plants worldwide. Here you learned where the hydrogen comes from, how it is produced in a CO2 neutral way and which new options for energy supply are being developed.
The speakers from K1-MET GmbH were Michael Derntl (Post-Doc in Area 3), Katharina Rechberger (Senior Project Manager in the Non-K area) and Thomas Bürgler (CEO K1-MET and Head of R&D Hot Metal voestalpine Stahl GmbH). Hermann Wolfmeir (expert in the R&D departments SFT and BTT) presented on behalf of voestalpine Stahl GmbH.
Here you can find more information about the Station in Linz (German).
Pictures of the lectures and guided tours of the hydrogen pilot plant H2Future:
©voestalpine / Fotostudio Eder
Leoben: The "Steel of the Future" station, presented by the Chair of Iron and Steel Metallurgy at the University of Leoben and the metallurgical competence centre K1-MET GmbH, showed how steel production is climate-friendly and sustainable. The focus was on the areas of low-CO2 production, mobility and metallic materials.
The speaker from K1-MET GmbH was Johannes Rieger (Head of Research Areas 1 and 2).
Here you can find more information about the Station in Leoben (German).
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