Thyssenkrupp owned Italian stainless steel producer Acciai Speciali Terni announced that its slag processing project performed by Tapojarvi Italy entered the final stage as it was approved by the local authorities. The EUR 50 million projects allowing for the metallurgical slag reuse in road works and other construction purposes is expected to be completed by March 2021. The recovery project, provided for by the Integrated Environmental Authorization issued by the Umbria Region in December 2019, concerns the last phase of slag processing and completes the metal recovery project (deferrization phase) already authorized and under construction and the project of the new slag ramp (cooling phase) which will be presented by March 2021.
Umbria's regional councilor for environment Mr Roberto Morroni told Italian media “AST has confirmed its commitment to carry out the entire waste processing cycle In dosed and confined environments with an innovative and avant-garde project which will first of all result in a significant improvement in air quality in the city of Terni."
In November, AST said that additional EUR 7 million would be allocated the completion of the project started in 2018. The company intends to recycle 25% of its industrial waste by 2026.