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Hydrogen transport: All in on Ammonia?


Everyone wants green hydrogen, some sooner than others. The areas of application for the eco-gas in the process industry are well known; so are the methods of production - centralized or decentralized, domestic or foreign. But between production and application lies transportation.
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With the right technology to green iron and green steel


Technologies for emission-reduced steel production already exist. Plant manufacturers can already incorporate them into a large number of existing and future plants. However, how, what, when and where this can happen depends on several technological factors. We explain what these are here using several practical examples.
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Digitisation, emissions reduction and networking: the future of steel trading in transition


Companies face the challenge of reducing their CO₂ emissions while finding innovative ways to optimise their processes. In this report, we present the latest developments and solutions that are shaping the future of steel trading.
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Shortage of skilled workers in the metal sector: strategies to meet the challenge


Last year, some 8,000 training places in mechanical engineering-related occupations remained unfilled. In addition, the quality of applications in the mechanical and plant engineering sector has declined over the past three years. This is shown by a snap survey of VDMA members.
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Premiere in Spain: How hydrogen can decarbonize aluminum production


On June 15, the ecoMetals Awards were presented for the first time as part of the Düsseldorf trade fair quartet GIFA, METEC; NEWCAST and THERMPROCESS. In keeping with the ecoMetals spirit, the awards, presented in three categories, honor selected industrial companies for their commitment to decarbonization. The winner in the ecoEnergy category was Norsk Hydro ASA (Hydro) from Norway.
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Shortage of skilled workers in the metal sector: companies struggle with problems recruiting young talent


The metal sector is facing an alarming shortage of skilled workers. Demographic change and a lack of young talent have led to a worrying gap between supply and demand. But there are solutions.
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The ETP: An institution in electrothermal process technology


In this issue, we highlight a particularly exciting exhibitor at THERMPROCESS: The Institute of Electrical Process Engineering (ETP) at Leibniz Universität Hannover. It is part of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and is active in the field of industrial electrical process technology.
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Sustainability through 3D printing? A burner manufacturer shows how it's done


A trend is sweeping the process industry: 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. It can help reduce the environmental impact of industrial production. This is partly due to lower material and energy consumption, and partly to the possibilities for individualizing and optimizing the design.
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Turning metals green: Green steel through hydrogen as demonstrated at Salzgitter


Green light for green steel from the Bundeswirtschaftsministerium: On April 18th, Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck presented Salzgitter AG's CEO Gunnar Groebler with a funding decision worth around one billion euros.
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Efficiency booster retrofit: Reducing energy costs through modernization


On April 15th, the remaining three nuclear power plants were taken off the grid. Whatever one may think of nuclear energy, the fact is that the technological diversity of power generation has been reduced - and this in the midst of an energy crisis that has been going on for years.
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