JSW Group to Reduce Emissions in Steel and Cement Plants Using RDH Technology

JSW Group has partnered with Finland's Coolbrook to implement RotoDynamic Heater (RDH) technology at its manufacturing sites, aiming to significantly lower CO2 emissions in steel and cement production.

JSW Group to Reduce Emissions in Steel and Cement Plants Using RDH Technology
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JSW Group, a major conglomerate in the steel and cement manufacturing sector, has taken a significant step towards environmental sustainability by entering into a strategic cooperation agreement with Coolbrook, a Finland-based engineering company. This collaboration is centered on the implementation of Coolbrook’s innovative RotoDynamic Heater (RDH) technology at JSW’s manufacturing facilities, particularly at the Vijayanagar Works in Karnataka, India.

The decision to adopt RDH technology comes after Coolbrook's successful completion of large-scale pilot tests at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in the Netherlands in 2023. These tests demonstrated the technology's ability to generate high temperatures, reaching up to 1,700°C, which are crucial for steel production processes.

Under the agreement, JSW Group and Coolbrook will develop a roadmap for the phased implementation of RDH Technology in JSW Steel and Cement manufacturing processes. This technology is expected to revolutionize the steel manufacturing industry by enabling the use of renewable electricity to power high-temperature industrial processes. Specifically, in steel manufacturing, RDH technology aims to decarbonize the manufacturing processes in traditional blast furnaces and direct reduction of iron (DRI)-based production.

The deployment of RDH technology in JSW Steel’s production line is anticipated to showcase the impact of electrification with clean energy in steel manufacturing processes, marking a significant stride towards reducing carbon emissions in the industry.

This initiative by JSW Group aligns with global efforts to reduce the environmental impact of industrial processes and represents a major advancement in the company's commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly manufacturing practices.

Source: Projects Today