Mark your calendars for the 13th European Electric Steelmaking Conference (EEC), taking place from June 3 to 7, 2024, at the Philharmonie Essen Conference Center. This premier event will bring together leading experts from around the globe to delve into the latest advancements in electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking technologies.
The conference will feature over 150 presentations covering a wide range of topics, including:
· EAF technologies
· EAF processes
· DRI/HBI melting in EAFs
· New furnace types for DRI/HBI melting
· Power grid requirements and solutions
· Energy and efficiency optimization
· Ladle furnace process and technologies
· Green steelmaking strategies
With an estimated attendance of 300 experts from the EAF industry and research and development, the EEC promises to be a valuable platform for knowledge sharing and networking. Plant manufacturers and suppliers will also have an excellent opportunity to showcase their latest products and services to a discerning audience.
Despite significant progress in EAF steelmaking, challenges remain in areas such as scaling-up, iron ore and scrap quality, availability of green electricity and hydrogen, and development of green steel markets. These hurdles hinders the unique opportunity for steel companies to position themselves as pioneers in sustainability and attract young talent.
The 13th EEC is poised to play a crucial role in addressing these challenges and shaping the future of the electric arc furnace steelmaking industry.