One of the objectives of the AID4GREENEST project is to contribute significantly to decarbonise the steelmaking industry. The AI-powered models and tools developed in the project will enable the reduction of carbon emissions related to R&D activities and quality control in the steel sector.

The AID4GREENEST partners provided their feedback to the updated Clean Steel Partnership Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda at an event organised by the European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP) on the 14th of November at the PressClub Brussels. Karen Hemelsoet (Ghent University) and Ilchat Sabirov (IMDEA Materials) were among the representatives of external stakeholders who provided their statements to Clean Steel Partnership.

The steel industry is responsible for around 5% of carbon emissions in the EU and 7% globally. It needs to develop and commercialise new low-carbon technologies within the next 5-10 years in order to be in line with the EU’s climate targets.

The Clean Steel Partnership (CSP) is a major EU program aiming to bring a range of breakthrough technologies for clean steel production up to large-scale demonstration by 2030.  It started in June 2021 in the Frame of Horizon Europe in synergy with the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS). The public and private side agreed on a dedicated Memorandum of Understanding.

The public side is represented by DG RTD and DG Grow while the private side is represented by ESTEP. The main document describing the Clean Steel Partnership is its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), which serves as a roadmap toward realizing its objective.