Next step towards carbon neutral steel: SMART or SteelMaking with Alternative Reductants


CRM Group takes part in the Energy shift and in the Circular Economy, in particular, with the development of low- to zero-CO2 fuels from biomass and non-reusable waste fractions by using thermal processes like torrefaction, pyrolysis and gasification.

In the LIFE SMART project, CRM Group supports ArcelorMittal in the implementation of the torrefaction process in the steel factory. Especially, CRM Group investigates the production of alternative reductants from residual waste fractions for partial substitution of the fossil fuels used at the blast furnace: the coke and the pulverized coal. To this end, it will run pilot trials on a rotary kiln specially upgraded with an electrical heating for simulating at smaller scale the industrial TORERO plant.

You will find the press release in
FR: Communiqué de presse Smart Life 
ANG: Press Release Smart Life 

And other informations on the life-smart website


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With the contribution of the LIFE Programme of the European Union.