See below for what was presented and discussed at the 2017 Eurocoke Summit.
Dr. Neil J. Bristow | Principal/Managing Consultant of H&W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia
Dr Frederic Honnart | Cokeplant Expert of ArcelorMittal CTO, France
Ing Jeroen Vermeij | Director, Market Analysis and Economic Studies of EUROFER, Belgium
Jim Truman | Director - Global Metallurgical Coal Markets of Wood Mackenzie, USA
William May | Steel Raw Materials Analyst of CRU Group, UK
Stephen Doyle | President of BtuBaron, USA
Speakers from this morning's presentations discuss upcoming changes to markets and their impact
Viktor Stiskala | Head of Technology Coal & Coke - Senior Manager, Hot Metal Production of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG, Germany
Peter Liszio | General Manager KBS Kokereibetriebsgesellschaft Schwelgern of ThyssenKrupp Steel, Germany
A researcher team at Technical University of Berlin developed in cooperation with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solution a new process to produce ammonium bicarbonate as a new product of coke oven gas purification. Ammonium bicarbonate is well known as baking powder in kitchens or as fertilizer in agriculture.
The presentation will outline the development from the status of lab test tube to the pilot test installation at coke plant Schwelgern. The triangle of TU Berlin, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solution and KBS was operating and testing the installation under real production condition in by pass to the by-product facilities of KBS to sample realistic basic data for engineering an industrial production site.
The presentation will outline first results and future outlooks for the industrial use of this new process.
Hyun Ju Jeong | Manager at Pohang Works of POSCO, South Korea
POSCO started producing coke from 1973 and Posco has 2 main coke making works, Pohang and Gwangyang. From starting to now, we put effort to install the required facilities and make better production condition. In 2016, POSCO produced 11.2mt lump coke using 17.4 mt coal. Because of serious cost competition in global steel market and limited resources, POSCO has to reduce production cost. The main activity is to reduce gas consumption to heat up in coke oven by improving heat efficiency.
Evanildo Bernabé Soares | Coke Plant Operational Manager of ThyssenKrupp CSA, Brazil
Dr Hans Bodo Lüngen | Director Technology of Steel Institute VDEh, Germany
Join Xcoal Energy and Resources for an opportunity to network in a more informal setting over drinks.
Ingomar Köhler | Consultant of PROCOMCO, Germany
Mirjam Ballon | Head of Revamp Coke Plants of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Germany
Richard A Randolph | Coke Americas COMIT Champion of Fosbel Inc.
Featuring session speakers and members of the Advisory Board
Prof. J. Carlos Abanades | Research Scientist of CSIC-INCAR, Spain
Calcium Looping technologies (CaL) is a family of novel processes for CO2 capture that uses CaO as regenerable sorbent of CO2. The critical CO2 separation step is carried out at very high temperatures, as these are needed to calcine in a rich atmosphere of CO2 the CaCO3 formed during the capture step. This allows for an effective recovery of the large input of energy required for the regeneration of the CaO-rich sorbent. Postcombustion CaL using high velocity, compact circulating fluidised beds has experienced a very rapid scale up in recent years, achieving successful testing for over 3000 hours in a 1.7 MWth pilot facility in la Pereda (Spain) and other large pilots around the world. The main results from these pilots as well as their applicability to the steel industry boundaries will be briefly presented. An outlook to other less developed concepts involving CO2 capture using CaL for BFG and COG, intended to further reduce overall energy penalties and cost will also be given.
Paul Cobden | Project Co-ordinator, STEPWISE of ECN
Jorge Caldeira | Manager Technical Marketing of Jellinbah Group, Brazil
Jean-Paul Gaillet | Director of Centre de Pyrolyse de Marienau (CPM), France
This paper deals with some recent R&D projects carried out at Centre de Pyrolyse de Marienau. Four topics covering various aspects of cokemaking will be presented: effect of weathering on coal value in use, improvement of coke oven battery heating, internal gas pressure measurements in industrial ovens and maximum admissible wall pressure to prevent coke oven damage.
Drazen Gajic | Head of Business Segment Raw Materials & Environmental Services of DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
DMT has a research history more than 70 years. DMT will show results of recent ten years of participation in the RFCS projects MAXICARB, DENSICHARGE, COWEST and BINGO. Furthermore it will be shown in house developments like the pilot-scale 10kg-retort carbonization test.
Dr María Antonia Diez | Research Scientist of CSIC-INCAR, Spain
Aleksander Sobolewski | Director of Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal, Poland
Closing roundtable with members of the Advisory Board facilitated by Neil J. Bristow | Principal & Managing Consultant of H&W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd