thyssenkrupp AG – German steelmaker and TSR recycling company have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on an innovative steelmaking process.
The TSR process produces high quality, high iron content recycled products from regular reclaimed scrap. The process will be tested on thyssenkrupp blast furnaces at the Duisburg site. The use of recycled materials in the blast furnace will reduce the consumption of carbonaceous reducing agents, thereby strengthening the circular economy. This measure will complement the hydrogen-based thyssenkrupp transformation pathway.
A new industrial facility will be built to supply thyssenkrupp Steel’s blast furnaces in Duisburg with the necessary material. At the moment, the plant is planned to be commissioned in the fall of 2022.
Arnd Köfler, CTO of thyssenkrupp Steel, said that the company is launching a promising project with TSR. This is part of the company’s interim efforts to reduce carbon emissions from existing plants, as the transition to entirely new technologies will take longer. The partnership will strengthen the circular economy and intensify efforts to reduce carbon emissions, he said.