News and Events

April 19 & 20, 2017: ECN and CATO jointly host the conference

Reducing the carbon footprint of the steel industry

Register here for this free of charge event to be held in Zaandam and Petten, the Netherlands, on April 19-20, 2017.


March 2017: SEWGS reactor ready for transport to Sweden.

March 2017: Piping mounted to the reactors in the Netherlands.

February 2017: Reactors being build into their skids in the Netherlands. Left SEWGS reactor, right WGS reactor.

February 2017: ATEX building for reactor skids under construction at the site of Swerea Mefos, Sweden.


December 2016: BFG compressor arrives at the site of Swerea Mefos for compressing 800 Nm3/h to 25 bar.


November 2016: Erecting the flare at the site of Swerea Mefos, Sweden.


November 2016: oral presentation at the GHGT-13 Conference in Lausanne, Switserland.


October 18 & 19, 2017: Progress Meeting at Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai.



June 12-15, 2016: Meet us at our stand at the Scanmet V Conference on Process Development in Iron and Steelmaking in Luleå, Sweden. The locating of the Stepwise Pilot at Swerea Mefos will also be presented. Below a picture of the STEPWISE banner, representing the pilot unit in almost full scale.


April 14 & 15, 2016: Progress Meeting at Politecnico di Milano.


March 2016: HAZOP at Swerea Mefos. ECN and Amec Foster Wheeler participating.

February 9, 2016: Abstract for GHGT-13 conference submitted.

November 27, 2015: News-item one the Stepwise project on the ECN website

October 29, 2015: Stepwise project presented at the CLUSTER kick-off workshop.

October 2015: Progress Meeting at Johnson Matthey

October 2015: Preparations for the BFG tranfer pipe from SSAB to Swerea Mefos are in final stage.


August 2015: Tie-in for 800 Nm3/h BFG.

The tie-in was realized August 2015. Although not financed by the Stepwise project, it is of vital importance for the pilot operation. 


May 21, 2015: Project kick-off in Alkmaar.


Permission of Swerea MEFOS