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13th European Electric Steelmaking Conference

13th European Electric Steelmaking Conference 

The 13th Euro­pean Elec­tric Steel­ma­king Con­fe­rence was held from 3rd to 7th June, 2024 whe­re over 350 par­ti­ci­pan­ts from all over the world came tog­e­ther at the Phil­har­mo­nie Essen in Ger­ma­ny in order to dis­cuss the latest deve­lo­p­ments and tech­no­lo­gies in the field of elec­tric steel­ma­king. Our col­le­agues, Tho­mas Ech­ter­hof, Moritz Eick­hoff, Felix Kai­ser, and Sid­dha­rth Nach­an­kar had the honor of…

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General assembly HyInHeat

General assembly HyInHeat 

From the 10th to the 13th of June our col­leges Chris­ti­an Wuper­mann, Tho­mas Ech­ter­hof, Felix Kai­ser, Johan­nes Losa­cker, Alex Gar­cia, Nico Schmitz, Lukas San­kow­ski and Andrés Ramí­rez Sán­chez meet for the Gene­ral assem­bly of HyIn­Heat In Stock­holm orga­ni­zed by the col­leges from Swe­rim, SSAB and Lin­de. Our visit was struc­tu­red over three days, begin­ning with an enri­ching tour of KTH Roy­al Institute…

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3rd Aachen Hydrogen Colloquium

3rd Aachen Hydrogen Colloquium 

The 3rd Aachen Hydro­gen Col­lo­qui­um took place on 14 and 15 May — a ground­brea­king event orga­ni­zed by the Future Clus­ter Hydro­gen at RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­si­ty and For­schungs­zen­trum Jülich. Over the cour­se of two days, the col­lo­qui­um pro­vi­ded an important frame­work for the exch­an­ge of know­ledge and ide­as bet­ween sci­en­tists and indus­tri­al part­ners. The event was recei­ved with gre­at enthu­si­asm and…

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An era comes to an end: Professor Herbert Pfeifer leaves the department after 26 years

An era comes to an end: Professor Herbert Pfeifer leaves the department after 26 years 

After an impres­si­ve 26-year ten­ure, Her­bert Pfei­fer has reti­red at the end of March 2024 as hol­der of the Chair of High Tem­pe­ra­tu­re Tech­no­lo­gy and Head of the Depart­ment of Indus­tri­al Fur­naces and Heat Engi­nee­ring. Sin­ce taking up his post in April 1998, Pro­fes­sor Pfei­fer has signi­fi­cant­ly shaped the insti­tu­te and deve­lo­ped it into a major play­er in high-tem­pe­ra­tu­re tech­no­lo­gy. His retirement…

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The IOB at the AMAP Forum 2024

The IOB at the AMAP Forum 2024 

The 25th and 26th of April our col­le­agues Katha­ri­na Roth­höft, Moritz Eick­hoff, Chris­ti­an Schwot­zer, Andrés Ramí­rez Sán­chez and pro­fes­sor Her­bert Pfei­fer joi­n­ed the AMAP col­lo­qui­um in Aachen which was orga­ni­zed by Advan­ced Metals and Pro­ces­ses rese­arch clus­ter. This asso­cia­ti­on of com­pa­nies and insti­tu­tes repres­ents rese­arch focus on alu­mi­ni­um at RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­si­ty with part­ners from the…

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The IOB on the Algarve coast: 14th European Conference on Industrial Furnaces and Boilers

The IOB on the Algarve coast: 14th European Conference on Industrial Furnaces and Boilers 

Every two years — tra­di­tio­nal­ly in the week after Eas­ter — the Euro­pean Con­fe­rence on Indus­tri­al Fur­naces and Boi­lers (INFUB) takes place in Por­tu­gal. This year, almost 180 repre­sen­ta­ti­ves from rese­arch and indus­try came tog­e­ther on the Algar­ve coast from April 2nd-5th to dis­cuss the latest deve­lo­p­ments in ther­mal pro­cess tech­no­lo­gy. The IOB was repre­sen­ted by Prof. Her­bert Pfei­fer tog­e­ther with…

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Ceremonial Handover at the Department for Industrial Furnaces

Ceremonial Handover at the Department for Industrial Furnaces 

The offi­ci­al han­do­ver to the new pro­fes­sor of the Depart­ment for Indus­tri­al Fur­naces and Heat Engi­nee­ring took place in a moving cerem­o­ny on Fri­day. Her­bert Pfei­fer, the long-stan­ding head of the depart­ment, sym­bo­li­cal­ly han­ded over the key to the depart­ment buil­ding and with it the respon­si­bi­li­ty to his suc­ces­sor Chris­ti­an Wup­per­mann. The event in the SuperC of RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­si­ty was a…

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TWINGHY general assembly project meeting in Aachen

TWINGHY general assembly project meeting in Aachen 

The Gene­ral Assem­bly (GA) mee­ting of the TWINGHY pro­ject — Digi­tal TWINs for Green HYdro­gen tran­si­ti­on in steel indus­try — took place in Aachen on 21 and 22 Febru­ary 2024. The aim of the pro­ject is to con­vert the rehea­ting fur­nace in the Cel­sa 3 steel­works to par­ti­al ope­ra­ti­on with hydro­gen. The con­sor­ti­um from indus­try and sci­ence came tog­e­ther at the RWTH’s Insti­tu­te of Mine­ral Engineering…

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Successful measurement campaign at Celsa’s Castellbisbal site

Successful measurement campaign at Celsa’s Castellbisbal site 

In the week from 12th to 16th Febru­ary 2024, our col­le­agues Elsa Bus­son and Johan­nes Losa­cker visi­ted the rehea­ting fur­nace at the Cel­sa 3 steel­works to car­ry out mea­su­re­ments as part of the TWINGHY pro­ject — Digi­tal TWINs for Green HYdro­gen tran­si­ti­on in steel indus­try. In Novem­ber 2023, col­le­agues from the pro­ject part­ners Cel­sa, Fives, the Bar­ce­lo­na Super­com­pu­ting Cen­ter (BSC) and the…

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New Professor for the Department

New Professor for the Department 

The Depart­ment for Indus­tri­al Fur­naces and Heat Engi­nee­ring is plea­sed to announ­ce that Chris­ti­an Wup­per­mann has today taken up his posi­ti­on as Head of Depart­ment and hol­der of the Chair of Sus­tainable Ther­mal Pro­cess Tech­no­lo­gy. During a one-month tran­si­ti­on pha­se, he will lead the Insti­tu­te tog­e­ther with Her­bert Pfei­fer, who has suc­cessful­ly mana­ged the Insti­tu­te to date. The seamless…

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REVaMP final meeting in Brussels

REVaMP final meeting in Brussels 

On Febru­ary 14, the review mee­ting and final mee­ting for our REVaMP pro­ject took place in Brussels. Tog­e­ther with the 14 pro­ject part­ners, the IOB, repre­sen­ted by Felix Kai­ser and Tim Rei­chel, pre­sen­ted the most important results and ans­we­red ques­ti­ons from the review­ers. The the­ma­tic back­ground to the pro­ject: The Euro­pean manu­fac­tu­ring indus­try con­su­mes lar­ge amounts of ener­gy and resources…

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Kick-off “Accompanying research for energy efficiency in industry and commerce 2.0”

Kick-off “Accompanying research for energy efficiency in industry and commerce 2.0”

On 11 Janu­ary 2024, the kick-off mee­ting for the joint pro­ject “Accom­pany­ing rese­arch for ener­gy effi­ci­en­cy in indus­try and com­mer­ce 2.0” took place at Pro­jekt­trä­ger Jülich (PTJ). The IOB was repre­sen­ted the­re by Domi­nik Büsch­ge­ns, Chris­ti­an Schwot­zer and Felix Kai­ser. Ener­gy and resour­ce effi­ci­en­cy make important con­tri­bu­ti­ons to redu­cing green­house gas emis­si­ons and cur­bing the rising trend in…

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