The latest issue of Heat Processing is here!
Today’s issue focuses on sustainability. What does that mean? If we had discussed sustainability 20 years ago: over-fertilization, air pollution, nuclear threat, or other environmental issues would have played a much more important role than solely decarbonization. This has changed due to various reasons and while still some political hardliners try to make us believe that there is no such thing as global warming, there is a common understanding that decarbonization is the joint challenge that our modern global society needs to overcome. While there is a common understanding when it comes to goals and values, there are different views in how to achieve it. When it comes to goals and challenges, it makes no difference whether you listen to our political leaders, the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, our secretary of economics and climate Robert Harbeck, or the ambassador of the United States of America in Germany Prof. Dr. Amy Gutmann.
Recently it became obvious that the way towards carbon neutral steel production has been started and that the steel industry is very confident they will be able to manage the shift from a coke-based integrated steel production towards a hydrogen-based steel production.
We wish you an inspiring read!
Your Heat Processing Editorial team
heat processing in numbers
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In heat processing 4/2022, we focus on the topic sustainability. We round the issue off with interviews.
"Many thermprocessing companies must reinvent their business model”"
Interview with Christian Grosspointner,
CEO of AICHELIN Group
Points of view
Shift of perspectives: Government Policy
"The situation is tense"
Interview with Mauro Longobardo,
CEO of ArcelorMittal Ukraine
“If the ports don’t open, we cannot produce profitably. If we don’t produce profitably, we don’t pay taxes. If we don’t pay taxes, the deficit will grow.”
CEO of ArcelorMittal Ukraine
“Currently, there is still too little ‘green electricity‘ to heat the plants or to generate hydrogen.“
Christian Grosspointner, CEO of AICHELIN Group
"If we had discussed sustainability 20 years ago: over-fertilization, air pollution, nuclear threat, or other environmental issues would have played a much more important role than solely decarbonization."
Till Schreiter, CEO of ABP Induction Systems GmbH
“Hydrogen based green steel is the future of primary steelmaking, and we are all working at full speed to deliver the key technologies to start a new era of steelmaking. We are excited to continue our partnership with the H2 Green Steel team and looking forward to the joint realization of this lighthouse project.”
Burkhard Dahmen, CEO of SMS group
What's new in the industry?
Decarbonization of protective- and reactive atmospheres
report by Helmut Egger
Keeping up with Vacuum Furnaces
Energy-efficiency in heat treatment and industrial furnace technology
report by Olaf Irretier, et al.
thyssenkrupp Rasselstein installs the world´s first additively manufactured plug-in recuperator iRecu
Quick slag analysis without sample preparation
report by Christian Bohling, et al.