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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


To 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.

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


The public results of the GREENSTEEL project are also available for download in this section:

Technology roadmapping

  • Technology assessment and roadmapping (D1.2): report
  • Collection of possible decarbonisation barriers (D1.5): report

Investment and funding

  • Investment needs (D2.2): report
  • Report on funding opportunities to decarbonise the EU steel industry (D2.4): report
  • Synopsis report of consultation activities (D2.6): report


This project has received funding from the European under grant agreement NUMBER — 882151 — GREENSTEEL. The information and views set out in this webpage do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Commission. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this webpage. Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on the European Commission’s behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Andrea Renda

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

Speakers list
Michael Laubenheimer

Project Advisor, European Research Executive Agency (REA)

Jonas Fernandez

Member of European Parliament, S&D

Maria Spyraki

Member of European Parliament, EPP

Peter Handley

Head of Unit I1, 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, Centro Sviluppo Materiali CSM

Pietro Gimondo

Manager, Research Affairs, Centro Sviluppo Materiali CSM

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

Rachel Petterson

Research Manager, Jernkonteret & Adjunct Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Christian Egenhofer

Associate Senior Research Fellow, CEPS

Alejandro German Gonzalez Gonzalez

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

Geert Van Poelvoorde

Executive Vice President, ArcelorMittal Europe (tbc)

Erik van Doezum

Director - Metals, Mining & Fertilizers EMEA, ING

Paula Queipo

Director of Business Operations, IDONIAL Centro Technologico

Axel Eggert

Director General, EUROFER

Jonas Fernandez

Member of European Parliament, S&D

Michael Bloss

Member of European Parliament, The GREENS/EFA

Niklas Johansson

Senior Vice President, LKAB

Suzana Carp

Political Strategy Director, Bellona

Gökçe Mete

Head of Secretariat, Leadership Group for Industry Transition, Stockholm Environment Institute SEI