In order to use more of the steel industry’s co-products and achieve the maximum benefit from this use, research into processes, processing and applications is continuously being conducted.
For example, research is ongoing in the field of Carbon Capture and Use (CCU), which focuses on the transformation of process gases and their subsequent use, for example, in the chemical industry.
To make further progress, however, the steel industry would benefit greatly from partnerships with other industry sectors as well as government support.
This would also increase knowledge among policy makers and hopefully initiate discussions on the necessary legal frameworks.
Research into new applications of co-products would greatly benefit from increased government support.
There should be strong support for the use of co-products in legislation and the development of new applications should be promoted.