SALCOS – Hydrogen Based Flexible Deep Decarbonization of Primary Steelmaking
Salzgitter AG is following the SALCOS project as an innovative approach to avoid CO2 emissions directly and to a very large extend (Carbon Direct Avoidance, CDA) in the steelmaking process itself, achievable via gradual replacement of coal by natural gas and flexible, stepwise increasing shares of electrolytical hydrogen in iron ore reduction, as well as the use of electricity for process heat supply in steelmaking.
Dr. Volker Hille is Head of Corporate Technology at Salzgitter AG since 2018. In this function he is responsible for technological issues having a direct impact on group level. He has been working for the Salzgitter group from 2010 onwards, being responsible for the project management of largescale investment projects for the blast furnace works at Salzgitter. He holds a Diploma in Physics from the University of Constance and a Ph.D. in Engineering from the Technical University of Clausthal.