BLAST FURNACE 2030 – A Vision For Sustainable Iron Production

By  Chris McDonald  – CEO of Material Processing Institute (MPI)

” The continued role of the blast furnace in primary steel production is considered, with a demonstration of how this process route can be developed, to meet challenges associated with investment, decarbonisation and changing raw materials in the future with an economic cycle  CO2 emissions at less than 10% of currentEuropean average levels
The Materials Processing Institute is actively seeking to implement this strategy and is open to working with ambitious steel companies from around the world, on a collaborative, or confidential basis, to create the sustainable blast furnace of the future.”




Manufacture of Metallurgical Coke and Recovery of Coal Chemicals


J. L. Sundholm, Senior Development Engineer, LTV Steel Company
H. S. Valia, Scientist, Ispat Inland, Inc.
F. J. Kiessling,Director, Coke Marketing, Indianapolis Coke
J. Richardson, Manager, Coke and Coal Chemicals, ICF Kaiser Engineers, Inc.
W. E. Buss, Vice President and General Manager, Thyssen Still Otto Technical Services
R. Worberg, Thyssen Still Otto Anlagentechnik GmbH
U. Schwarz, Thyssen Still Otto Anlagentechnik GmbH
H. Baer, European Cokemaking Technology Center
A. Calderon, President, Calderon Energy Company
R. G. DiNitto, Group Executive of Operations and Marketing, Antaeus Energy


A complete  detailed description of the cokemaking processes and plants  developped by experts in the field. Coal and metallurgic coke properties are also analyzed.




Health and SafetyHazards:
The general indications for health and safety hazard  in the steell plant are reported in schematic way with a description of the conventional steelmaking process The chemical hazard are also indicated.

The conventional steelmaking process are analyzed in its  basic form.


Exclusive interview with ArcelorMittal’s Dr. Frederic Honnart on future challenges and opportunities in a transforming world



An interesting overview of the coke productions opportunities and challenges; problems and opportunities.


Turning coke oven gas into baking powder: ammonium bicarbonate

ThyssenKruppEurope  –  Press release


ThyssenKrupp and TU Berlin develop new process for eco-friendly conversion of process gases – world’s first pilot plant in Duisburg: a testing facility just went into operation at the Schwelgern coking plant.



Mechanical compaction of coking coal for carbonization in stamp-charging coke oven batteries

by   Michał REJDAK,  Ryszard WASIELEWSKI

Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal, Zamkowa 1, 41803 Zabrze, Poland,


The coal cake density plays an a very important role for the coke strength and mechanical strength. There  are  possibilities  to influence these parameters in industrial conditions with mechanical treatment ( parzial briquetting or stamping).
It must be also considered that the stamp technology find a renewed interest both in Asia then in  Europe.