Novel waste recycling process will improve the efficiency of Electric Arc Furnace steelmaking, lowering costs and energy consumption, thereby enhancing the international competitiveness of Australian steelmaking industry. At the same time, our advances will allow EAFs to consume substantial amounts of plastic waste, including plastics that are currently unsuitable for recycling. The technology will lower greenhouse gas emissions and will reduce the reliance of EAFs on metallurgical coke. This will have a significant impact on the environment.
Image: Liquid steel and Bakelite/Coke snapshots at 1550 degrees celsius