News and Events

November 16, 2017: Click here to see the STEPWISE promotional video.

September 5, 2017: Grand Opening of the pilot by (from left to right):

  • Nils Edberg (Site Manager of SSAB Luleå)
  • Eva Sundin (CEO Swerea MEFOS)
  • Niklas Nordström (Mayor Luleå)
  • Aart van der Pal (CEO ECN).

August 2017: Installing equipment.

April 2017: WGS and SEWGS reactors placed within the ATEX building.

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

Reducing the carbon footprint of the steel industry

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.


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