ΣIDERWIN: Develop, build and experience breaking technology to replace standard iron production techniques
Today steel production methods use huge amounts of fossil fuels. The Σiderwin project (pronounced “Siderwin”) will allow the development of a new electrolysis process that does not emit any greenhouse gases directly. This process associated with the use of renewable energies will transform iron oxide into a metal plate by reducing the amount of CO² emitted by 87% and lowering energy consumption by 31%.
The CFD-Numerics company is involved in the development engineering of the electrolysis cell by implementing 3D numerical simulations (CFD) to assist in the design of a prototype as efficiently as possible. This project will enable CFD-Numerics to further develop its expertise and to expand its expert knowledge in an industrial field with high ecological and economic stakes. Committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the European Union is funding this collaborative project.
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