i3upgrade - Integrated and intelligent upgrade of carbon sources through hydrogen addition for the steel industry

Third Party Funds Group - Sub project

Overall project details

Overall project: Integrated and intelligent upgrade of carbon sources through hydrogen addition for the steel industry

Overall project speaker:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Karl (Lehrstuhl für Energieverfahrenstechnik)


Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Karl

Project members:
Alexander Hauser
Prof. Dr. Hannsjörg Freund

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Energieverfahrenstechnik
Professur für Katalytische Reaktoren und Prozesstechnik

Funding source: Europäische Union (EU)
Acronym: i3upgrade
Start date: 01/06/2018
End date: 30/11/2021


Research Fields

Second Generation Fuels & Fuell Cells
Lehrstuhl für Energieverfahrenstechnik


Abstract (technical / expert description):



The project
i3upgrade aims at the intelligent and integrated upgrade of carbon sources in steel industries
through hydrogen intensified synthesis processes. In contrast to established
synthesis processes, the project targets direct methanation and methanol
synthesis of by-products in steel works under dynamic and transient conditions
being operated by advanced control strategies. Agent-based modelling
demonstrates the opportunities for reduction of CO2 emissions in steel works in the
framework of emerging volatile markets. The final proof-of-concept of the new
control strategies will be performed with real bottled steel mill gases as well
as with a complex gas matrix from an existing gasifier.


External Partners

Glowny Instytut Gornictwa
voestalpine Stahl GmbH
K1-Met GmbH
Montanuniversität Leoben
Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant´Anna
Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis
Air Liquide Forschung und Entwicklung GmbH

Last updated on 2018-02-07 at 10:55