Steel and Coal: a New Perspective – Research and Innovation in Action

Brussels, Belgium

Steel and Coal: a New Perspective – Research and Innovation in Action

28 March 2019, Brussels, Belgium

More than 100 high-level stakeholders and decision-makers discussed the questions of Steel and Coal in Europe at a seminar organised by the European Commission, Directorate General for Research & Innovation on 28 March 2019 in Brussels.

After a political introduction by DG RTD Deputy Director-General, the architect-engineer Philippe Samyn highlighted several emblematic steel-framed buildings while Tomasz Rogala from PGG showed several achievements in the coal industry. The European Steel Platform focused on digitization of industry, electrical mobility and renewables.

The second session was aimed at discussing with experts and stakeholders the preliminary results of the 7-years Research Fund for Coal and Steel Monitoring and Assessment exercise.
The last session focused on decarbonisation of steel and on coal regions land-use rehabilitation.
This conference provided a good opportunity to explore synergies between public, private, academic, research and NGOs on sustainable forward-looking options for steel and coal.

An exhibition took place at the conference with a model of hydrogen steelmaking, a sample of real deposit of iron ore electrolysis, and a virtual reality visit of a coal mine.

For more information, please contact Dr Domenico Rossetti di Valdalberο, Deputy Head of Unit ‘Coal and Steel’ in DG Research and Innovation.

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