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Prof. Dr. Herbert Pfeifer
Faculty / Institution:
Georesources and Materials Engineering
Industrial Leadership
Project duration:
01.01.2020 to 30.06.2023
EU contribution:
7.928.015,88 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 869882.  


Retrofitting equipment for efficient use of variable feedstock in metal making processes


Metals can be recycled over and over again without loss of their properties. This is not only good news for the circular economy, it’s also big business. The global metal recycling industry (estimated at EUR 250 billion) is growing at an unprecedented rate and the opportunities are boundless. To meet growing demands, Europe’s metal production plants need to be retrofitted with appropriate sensors for scrap analysis and furnace operation. The EU-funded REVaMP project will develop, adapt and apply new retrofitting technologies to address the increasing variability in feedstock. The project’s findings will improve the selection of feedstock in terms of material and energy efficiency. The project will use new process control and decision support tools. Model-based software tools will also be developed.


  • VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH, Germany (Coordinator)
  • Narodowe Centrum Badań Jądrowych, Poland
  • Zastawny Henryk, Poland
  • Ośrodka Techniki Jądrowej POLON we Wrocławiu Sp. z o.o., Poland
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V., Germany
  • LSA Laser Analytical Systems & Automation GmbH, Germany
  • ArcelorMittal Bremen, Germany
  • Sidenor Aceros Especiales S.L., Spain
  • Fundació Eurecat, Spain
  • Grupal Art S.L., Spain
  • Fundación Azterlan, Spain
  • GHI Hornos Industriales S.L., Spain
  • Refineria De Aluminio S.L., Spain
  • Fundación CARTIF, Spain
  • EXIDE Technologies S.L., Spain