EIT RawMaterials and Anglo American launch international innovation problem for pathways to metal decarbonisation

EIT RawMaterials and Anglo American launch international innovation problem for pathways to metal decarbonisation
EIT RawMaterials and Anglo American launch international innovation problem for pathways to metal decarbonisation

EIT RawMaterials and Anglo American have launched a worldwide innovation problem to deal with metal decarbonisation.

Innovators with novel applied sciences in metal decarbonisation are strongly inspired to use to the problem.

BERLIN, GERMANY, March 20, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — EIT RawMaterials and Anglo American – a number one international mining firm with a diversified portfolio of future-enabling merchandise – have launched a worldwide innovation problem to deal with metal decarbonisation. Metal is a important materials that underpins international society however one whose manufacturing course of is presently estimated to supply round 8% of whole international carbon emissions.

To fulfill local weather targets, the trade should develop and commercialise new low-CO2 applied sciences inside the subsequent 5-10 years. It will imply exploring pathways for transition with a concentrate on bridging the hole between innovation-driven expertise and trade stakeholders.

As a producer of premium iron ore merchandise utilized in metal manufacturing, and consistent with its ambition to cut back its Scope 3 emissions by 50% by 2040, Anglo American is supporting this problem as a part of a variety of initiatives searching for to cut back the carbon depth of the steelmaking worth chain.

Innovators with novel applied sciences are strongly inspired to use to the problem. Related focus areas embrace:

– Ore beneficiation- for Direct Lowered Iron
– Altering current processes akin to sintering and induration
– Superior Blast Furnace, DRI-Electrical Arc Furnace, and different iron-making applied sciences
– The elevated use of scrap steel feedstock in high-quality flat metal manufacturing
– Carbon-capture utilisation or sequestration options

Quick-listed corporations shall be assessed by Anglo American’s Decarbonisation Ventures workforce for potential funding and offered entry to a variety of economic and operational experience to assist them on their scale-up journey.

“It’s the mandate of EIT RawMaterials’ to drive innovation to decarbonize the uncooked supplies sector, from mining to recycling, nevertheless it takes a worldwide village and nice trade management and collaboration to look past their very own boundaries to resolve options for the larger good – that’s, to deal with the challenges of local weather change. EIT RawMaterials, Europe’s main uncooked supplies community is proud to guide this initiative with Anglo American, and by doing so we hope this international Open Innovation Problem will set a brand new benchmark for others to persist to find daring and artistic methods to interact with the world’s greatest innovators to resolve our most urgent trade decarbonisation challenges.” Bernd Schäfer, CEO, EIT RawMaterials.

Benny Oeyen, Anglo American’s Government Head, Market Growth, stated: “At Anglo American, we’re dedicated to creating, accelerating, and investing in climate-positive startups as a part of our goal of re-imagining mining to enhance individuals’s lives. On this we’re trying not solely at how we decarbonise our personal operations, but additionally at how we will scale back the emissions of our broader worth chain. Constructing on our monitor document of supporting promising improvements throughout a variety of rising expertise areas, we sit up for reviewing the submissions to this problem and leveraging our experience, scale and community to determine concepts with potential, and assist their progress.”

To use, submit your proposal on the appliance platform by 22 Might 2023 right here https://open-innovation.eitrawmaterials.eu/challenges/anglo-american-innovation.


EIT RawMaterials
EIT RawMaterials is the main European uncooked supplies partnership established in 2015 to advance Europe’s transition right into a sustainable economic system. EIT RawMaterials overarching mandate is to assist securing the availability of important uncooked supplies to European trade by driving innovation, training and expertise alongside the uncooked supplies worth chain. EIT RawMaterials builds on the world’s largest community of companions in uncooked and superior supplies – robust in main trade, academia and analysis presence, wanted for innovation within the sector, and integrating start-ups and SMEs that play an necessary position as innovators, suppliers and clients to giant trade actors.

Anglo American
Anglo American is a number one international mining firm and our merchandise are the important components in nearly each side of contemporary life. Our portfolio of world-class aggressive operations, with a broad vary of future growth choices, gives most of the future-enabling metals and minerals for a cleaner, greener, extra sustainable world and that meet the quick rising each day calls for of billions of shoppers. With our individuals on the coronary heart of our enterprise, we use modern practices and the newest applied sciences to find new assets and to mine, course of, transfer and market our merchandise to our clients – safely and sustainably.

As a accountable producer of diamonds (by De Beers), copper, platinum group metals, premium high quality iron ore and steelmaking coal, and nickel – with crop vitamins in growth – we’re dedicated to being carbon impartial throughout our operations by 2040. Extra broadly, our Sustainable Mining Plan commits us to a sequence of stretching objectives to make sure we work in direction of a wholesome atmosphere, creating thriving communities and constructing belief as a company chief. We work along with our enterprise companions and numerous stakeholders to unlock enduring worth from treasured pure assets for the good thing about the communities and international locations wherein we function, for society as a complete, and for our shareholders. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to enhance individuals’s lives.

Open Innovation Challenges at EIT RawMaterials
Because the main European actor within the uncooked supplies sector, EIT RawMaterials is designing innovation methods to bridge the hole between analysis, training and entrepreneurship. EIT RawMaterials manages a variety of start-up collaboration programmes – from open innovation challenges, hackathons and innovation days to co-creation programmes. EIT RawMaterials gives robust experience in start-up scouting, and an intensive community of over 300 trade, educational and analysis & expertise companions within the native innovation ecosystems that spans the whole uncooked supplies worth chain. Mixed with technical and market intelligence, EIT RawMaterials is ideally positioned to develop and promote Open Innovation initiatives in Europe and globally.

Elisabeth Ippel
EIT RawMaterials
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