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Climate-neutral steelmaking in Europe – technology, financing and policy conditions

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Climate-neutral steelmaking in Europe – technology, financing and policy conditions

Green Steel for Europe final conference



GreenSteel Final ConferenceTo reach Europe’s climate goals for 2050, we need effective solutions from the steel industry. With more than 330,000 directly employed workers and over 2.67 million people working in and around the industry, the EU steel industry produced an average of 170 million tonnes of steel per year, having created around €140 billion of Gross Value Added (GVA) in 2019. However, the sector is facing challenges with trade and especially GHG emissions reductions, with the recent Covid-19 pandemic adding further pressure through the reduction in the demand for steel. The European steel industry is in need of operational changes in the short-term and strategic decisions towards economically-viable and climate-neutral transformation in the long-term. This requires the alignment of steelmakers, steel value chains, policymakers and investors towards finding effective solutions for decarbonising the steel industry.

These topics will be addressed at the final conference of the ‘Green Steel for Europe’ (GreenSteel) project, which aims to support the EU in achieving its targets for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050 by providing effective solutions for low-carbon steelmaking. The event will highlight the project’s assessment of promising technologies, investment needs and funding opportunities, and discuss policy options and their impacts, and the way forward towards climate-neutral steelmaking in Europe.

  • Day 1 – Technology, Investment and Financing for Decarbonising Steelmaking (November 9, 2021), 14:00 –17:00 CET rewatch it on YouTube
  • Day 2 – Policy Options and the Way Forward Towards Climate-Neutral Steelmaking in Europe (November 10, 2021), 10:00 –13:00 CET rewatch it on YouTube


Find out more about Green Steel for Europe by visiting the project website and reading the project publications.



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The Agenda, Speakers’ Biographies, Presentations and the Executive Summaries of the GreenSteel reports can be found attached below.

Andrea Renda Andrea Renda
Andrea Renda

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation & Digital Economy

Speakers list
Michael C. Laubenheimer

Project Adviser, REA.B1 – Future Low Emission Industries, European Research Executive Agency (REA)

Jonas Fernandez

Member of European Parliament, S&D

Maria Spyraki

Member of European Parliament, EPP

Gabriele Morgante

Senior Policy Officer, DG GROW, European Commission

Rosalinde van der Vlies

Director, Clean Planet, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Thorsten Hauck

Head of Department, BFI

Monika Draxler

Project Manager, K1-MET Metallurgical Competence Center

Klaus Peters

Secretary-General, ESTEP European Steel Technology Platform

Maia de Graça Carvalho

Member of European Parliament, EPP

Michele de Santis

Senior Researcher, Rina Consulting – CSM SpA

Pietro Gimondo

Manager, Research Affairs, Rina Consulting – CSM SpA

Sebastiano Fumero

Head of Unit, REA.B1 – Future Low Emission Industries, European Research Executive Agency (REA)

Jane Amilhat

Head of Unit, RTD.C3 – Low Emissions Future Industries, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Peter Dröll

Director, Directorate E - Prosperity, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Milan Elkerbout

Research Fellow, CEPS

Christian Egenhofer

Associate Senior Research Fellow, CEPS Senior Research Associate, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute

Alejandro German Gonzalez Gonzalez

Project Adviser, REA.B1 – Future Low Emission Industries, European Research Executive Agency

Stéphane Tondo

Climate Change & Government Affairs, ArcelorMittal

Erik van Doezum

Director - Metals, Mining & Fertilizers EMEA, ING

Paula Queipo

Director of Business Operations, IDONIAL Centro Technologico

Axel Eggert

Director General, EUROFER

Niklas Johansson

Senior Vice President, LKAB

Suzana Carp

EU Climate Policy Specialist

Jean Borlee

Unit Manager Energy and Low-Impact Industry, CRM Group

Simona Pace

Industry Relations, Rina Consulting – CSM SpA

Lena Sundqvist-Öqvist

Associate Professor, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Johanna Lehne

Senior Policy Advisor, E3G

Cristian Stroia

Researcher, CEPS

Hien Vu

Researcher, CEPS