Presentation on theme: "ESTEP News, update in September 2013 P repared for the industriAll Basic Metals Committee meeting in Cremona on 8 October 2013 Jean-Pierre BIRAT, Secretary."— Presentation transcript:
ESTEP News, update in September 2013 P repared for the industriAll Basic Metals Committee meeting in Cremona on 8 October 2013 Jean-Pierre BIRAT, Secretary General, ESTEP Enrico Gibellieri, Vice President, ESTEP Steering Committee
What's ESTEP? (European Steel TEchnology P latform ) Some passed technical achievements of ESTEP ULCOS (Ulltra-Low CO 2 Steelmaking), with several new processes, like ULCOS-BF, HIsarna, ULCORED and ULCOWIN 3 rd generation Advanced High Strength Steels conclusions of the GT-VET project ESTEP's community is involved in a large number of RFCS & FP7 projects
What’s new with ESTEP? (1) Bertrand de Lamberterie retired in June 2013 and has been replaced by Jean-Pierre Birat from 1 July. JPB used to work for ArcelorMittal Global R&D until June, where he was a Group Expert, headed the Sustainability R&D department and had been in charge of the ULCOS program. the High Level Roundtable on Steel published conclusions in June 2013 ( http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/metals-minerals/files/steel-action-plan_fr.pdf ): steel is recognized as an essential part of the EU industrial base, which ought to be strengthened in the EU 2020 vision. Research will play a large role in achieving this goal and ESTEP is an important instrument for this. http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/metals-minerals/files/steel-action-plan_fr.pdf a High Level Group on Steel is being created to keep watch on the health and success of the steel sector on a continuing basis. ESTEP was invited by the Commission to join: H. Fisher will represent ESTEP, while JP. Birat works in the Sherpa group. the Commission has reviewed the passed achievements of ETPs and, as a result, ESTEP has been recognized in July as a “2020 ETP”*. This gives it more visibility and foster the connect with the workings of the Commission.
What’s new with ESTEP? (2) HORIZON 2020' budget was approved in June (70.2 G€ for 7 yrs) and thus the program is taking shape very quickly now, with a start of implementation at the end of this year. SPIRE (Sustainable Process Industries through Resource & Energy Efficiency) wasraised to the status of PPP, thus given process industries and steel in particular a high visibility in the strategy of the 2020 EU strategy, especially relative to R&D&I. ESTEP is very active in the activities of SPIRE. this is also true of EMIRI (European Materials Industry Research Initiative), although it did not quite make the PPP status, but will be granted significant budget. ESTEP continues to be heavily involved with pre-exiting PPPs (Green Vehicles, E2B, FoF)
What’s new with ESTEP? (3) ESTEP is also deeply involved with new EIPs (European Innovation Partnership) such as the EIP on Raw Materials & the EIP on Water.. ESTEP works closely with other ETPs, like WssTP (Water), TPWind, SusChem, EPoSS, Manufuture, ECTP, ZEP, SMR, EuMat, ERTRAC, etc. ESTEP has produced some important documents this year: the update of its Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/estep/docs/sra-052013-en.pdf ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/estep/docs/sra-052013-en.pdf a mission statement for WG2 – Transport, which will also be presented at the LCES meeting in Xi'an in September. ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/estep/docs/mission-statement-of-working- group-2-transport_en.pdf ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/estep/docs/mission-statement-of-working- group-2-transport_en.pdf a document prepared with WssTP on future research areas common to steel and water ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/estep/docs/water-steel-report_en.pdfftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/estep/docs/water-steel-report_en.pdf the proceedings of the GT-VET (Greening Technical VET) conference held in February http://www.gt-vet.comhttp://www.gt-vet.com