Global technology supplier Primetals Technologies has appointed Dr Alexander Fleischanderl as the Head of Green Steel in April 2022 with the main goal of positioning the company as the frontrunner in green steel production solutions. While holding the position of market leader in environmental innovations for the metals industry, Primetals Technologies has now moved into another gear. The main target is to gather and refine all the information and expertise within the company and to then communicate it. Another important aim of the new task force is to support the implementation of Primetals Technologies initiatives within the areas of green steel and energy transition.Dr Fleischanderl, with PhD in process engineering & more than 100 single patents to his name, started his career at Austrian Energy & Environment in Vienna as a process engineer responsible for waste-gas cleaning and waste-water management. 25 years ago, Dr Fleischanderl moved to VAI where he worked as a process and commissioning engineer and technical sales manager for the environmental solutions business. He was responsible for Technology and Innovation in the company’s Iron- & Steelmaking department and the environmental solutions business to become Technology Officer for Upstream. He was recently appointed as Senior Vice President and Head of Green SteelThe Green Steel organization consists of a team of hand-picked leading experts from all major locations of Primetals Technologies. The team will work together to lead and push the efforts on green steel, while actively developing synergies within Primetals Technologies as well as within the larger Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group, which Primetals Technologies is part of. Primetals Technologies’ green steel portfolio primarily consists of1. Hydrogen - Hydrogen economy is all about shifting from fossil fuels to hydrogen. In Primetals Technologies’ portfolio, the foremost example of a hydrogen solution is direct reduction technology. There are solutions for processing iron ore of any quality using hydrogen as the main reducing agent.2. Electric steelmaking - Electric arc furnaces and related technologies are carbon neutral when steel producers are using a renewable energy source.3. Carbon capture and utilization - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group possesses leading solutions related to carbon capture. Primetals Technologies is working on realizing the first reference project in the steel industry. Another key technology, in which Primetals Technologies is a shareholder, is LanzaTech’s unique fermentation solution that converts captured CO2 into e-fuel or other intermediate products for the chemical industry.4. Endless casting and rolling - Arvedi ESP is changing the way steel is produced. By linking processes, steel producers relying on this technology no longer need to cool down and reheat their slabs. The result is a significantly reduced carbon footprint paired with an increase in yield and lower energy consumption.Decarbonization is an essential part of green steel. However, there is much more to this field. A reduction in emissions, lower water consumption, greater energy efficiency, and improved circularity and yield, these are all examples of green steel activities. Primetals Technologies possesses both high engineering competence and proven solutions in all the above-mentioned fields and more. The portfolio covers the entire iron and steel production chain: upstream, downstream, metallurgical services, and electrics and automation. In the coming decades, it will be essential for the steel industry to make use of green steel solutions – first and foremost to lower CO2emissions, but also for the sake of meeting stricter environmental regulations, and for financial reasons.