Recycling renewable hydrogen for climate neutrality


“RecHycle’s goal is to implement a gas hub, capable of mixing metallurgic gases produced on site with or without external (green) hydrogen sources. This is to be fed ultimately into the Blast Furnace and a future DRI furnace to sustainably produce green steel.
The project will demonstrate a cost-efficient solution to decrease carbon emissions by initiating a new industrial symbiosis between and within the steel industry, chemical industry and renewable energy sources (e.g. wind or solar to obtain green electricity or
hydrogen). The project will contribute in the shift towards a circular economy where waste products are valorised to the maximum of their potential. Furthermore, the project is to serve as a stepping stone towards further development of synergies between
companies within the North Sea Port industrial area, thus creating new opportunities for innovation and economic activities. Challenges to be addressed are the dynamic optimization of gas mixtures and flows, minimizing risks of hydrogen on material
embrittlement, ceramic feed-inlet (Tuyere?s) within the furnaces, the quality of the produced steel and the (future) material scrap streams of the DRI. Rechycle is to be executed through a consortium of 6 partners from 4 different countries including 2 industrial
partners that are world leading in the steel manufacturing industry and 4 research partners specialized in hydrogen-based studies.”


Responsabile per l’Università Politecnica delle Marche, DIISM, Prof. Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica