Forging a Sustainable Future: Exploring the RFCS Grant Call for Steel Innovation

Transforming Steel Production: Discovering Opportunities in the RFCS Grant Call

Welcome to our insightful blog article, where we dive into the exciting world of steel innovation. Today, we explore the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) Grant Call and its objective of revolutionizing the steel industry towards sustainability. We are thrilled to delve into the realms of near-zero-carbon steel production, advanced steel grades, conservation of resources, and more. Join us as we uncover the potential impact of this Grant Call and the transformative journey ahead!

The RFCS Grant Call aims to drive research and technological development in various domains of the steel industry. By addressing key areas of focus, we aspire to achieve the following objectives:

1. Near-Zero-Carbon Steel Production: Our research endeavors will focus on developing, demonstrating, and improving near-zero-carbon steel production processes. By reducing emissions, energy consumption, and the carbon footprint, we strive to enhance product quality and increase productivity, all while preserving resources and minimizing environmental impacts.

2. Advancing Steel Grades and Applications: We are committed to meeting steel users’ requirements by developing new near-zero-carbon products and creating new market opportunities. Through continuous research, we aim to enhance steel properties, prolong service life, and deliver innovative steel grades suitable for various applications and working conditions.

3. Conservation of Resources and Circular Economy: The conservation of resources, protection of the environment, and the transition to a circular economy are integral to our research and development efforts. We will explore techniques for recycling steel, treatment of waste, pollution control, and designing steel structures that facilitate easy recovery for recycling or reuse.

4. Workforce Management and Working Conditions: Our focus extends beyond technological advancements. We are dedicated to developing competencies in line with near-zero-carbon steel production processes and ensuring improved working conditions, health, safety, and ergonomics within the workplace.

Expected Impact:
The RFCS Grant Call aligns with the European Green Deal’s vision of a sustainable and prosperous society. As we embark on this journey, we envision the following impactful outcomes:

1. Decarbonization and Modernization: Our collective efforts in clean steel breakthrough technologies will pave the way for zero-carbon steel production processes by 2030. This transformation is essential for Europe’s economy and the successful transition towards a sustainable future.

2. Resource-Efficient Economy: By conserving resources, reducing emissions, and embracing a circular economy, we aim to contribute to a resource-efficient and competitive European economy. Our research projects will focus on life cycle assessment, energy management, waste reduction, and the utilization of process gases.

3. Key Value Chain Supplier: Energy-intensive industries like steel play a vital role in supplying various value chains. Through the decarbonization and modernization of the steel sector, we will strengthen Europe’s position as a key player in sustainable steel production, fostering economic growth and job creation.

As we embark on this journey to reshape the steel industry, we are excited to be part of the RFCS Grant Call. We are committed to driving innovation, sustainability, and resource efficiency in the steel sector. Through near-zero-carbon steel production, advanced steel grades, conservation practices, and a focus on workforce management, we strive to contribute to Europe’s vision of a sustainable future.

Stay tuned as we delve deeper into the RFCS Grant Call, exploring groundbreaking research, innovative technologies, and collaborative efforts that will shape the steel industry’s future.

Haptic R&D Consulting,  is actively seeking to collaborate with like-minded organizations to form a new consortia and jointly apply for the RFCS Grant Call. With our expertise and commitment to sustainable steel production, we aim to contribute valuable insights and drive impactful advancements in line with the objectives of the Grant Call. If you share our passion for transforming the steel industry and are interested in exploring potential partnerships, please reach out to us. Together, we can forge a path towards a greener and more sustainable future for the steel sector.

For More Info

Research Fund for Coal & Steel (RFCS)

RFCS-PJG RFCS Project Grants
RFCS Action Grant Budget-Based [RFCS-AG]

15 June 2023
20 September 2023 17:00:00 Brussels time