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First steps in hydrogen metallurgy at IME

Posted on 17.02.2021 by ABirich

In addition to the public discussion of coal-based steel production, carbon is also used as a reaction agent in non-ferrous metallurgy. The use of hydrogen is largely unexplored in this sector and will expand the IME's research area of recycling metallurgy in the future. The first step is the granted application HARARE (EU) (Hydrogen AS Reduction Agent in the REcovery of metals and minerals from metallurgical waste) in cooperation with inter alia Aurubis AG and Linde AG. The aim of IME in this project is the CO2-free treatment of residual material streams from copper production and the improvement of valuable metal extraction rates.

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