A team of technicians and managers from ArcelorMittal visited Institute IMDEA Energía on March 12 to explore synergies and opportunities for collaboration.

ArcelorMittal is one of the leading global steel companies with plants in 16 countries, including those in Avilés, Gijón and Sestao in Spain, and more than 160,000 employees, of which 1,600 are researchers in different R&D centers. ArcelorMittal is one of the companies leading the All4Zero hub of which IMDEA Energía is a collaborating partner, whose mission is to face the challenges of decarbonization and circular economy.

During the meeting, IMDEA Energía’s research lines and projects were shared, as well as ArcelorMittal’s R&D programs and strategy, in order to identify points of common interest and synergies, subsequently working in different thematic tables to deal with specific subjects and opportunities for collaboration.

The conclusions obtained will be used to propose new joint research projects, either in the framework of the “proof of concept” of the All4Zero hub, or in other programs.

The meeting was used to visit the Institute’s laboratories, pilot plants and scientific facilities, such as the solar field, the solar simulator, the EDTL electrochemical device test bench, the SEIL power grid and pyrolysis plants, and the electrochemistry and photoactivated processes laboratories.